Hebah Berhan

Associate, Solicitor

Hebah Berhan

Hebah is a solicitor at EIP where she trained having joined the firm having successfully completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Birmingham with distinction. Her thesis was on the extent the current legislation in the UK protects small businesses when conducting business with larger multi-national businesses.

Hebah received a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leicester, where her projects focused on human rights. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Canada which included two years of medical biochemistry. She studied organic chemistry, molecular biology, forensic psychology, psychopathology and neuropsychology.

Published articles

  • January 2024
    EIP Updates, Design Piracy or Functional Necessity: Court Rules on Breast Pump Battle in Chiaro Technology Limited v Mayborn (UK) Limited (link)
  • December 2023
    WTR, Therapists’ passing-off claims, libel and harassment allegations unravelled (link)
  • December 2023
    EIP Updates, Clause Ambiguity and Contract Disputes: Insights from Capita v IBM (2023) (link)
  • October 2023
    EIP Updates, The Online Safety Bill (link)
  • August 2023
    The Patent Lawyer, Spinning out of control? EIP considers TenU’s recommendations for spin-out companies amid the UK Government’s review (link)
  • August 2023
    EIP Updates, #Barbenheimer: A Tale of Patents, Designs and Possibilities (link)
  • August 2023
    EIP Updates, Cheers and confusion: General Court agrees that STONE and STONES are one and the same (link)
  • July 2023
    World Trademark Review, Cheers and confusion: General Court agrees that STONE and STONES are one and the same (link)
  • 9 December 2022
    IP Watch Dog, UK Judge Delivers Mixed Ruling on Copyright Infringement in the Famous Love Story that Inspired Doctor Zhivago (link)
  • November 2022
    EIP Updates, Alleged copyright infringement in the famous love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago (link)
  • October 2021
    Law Society Gazette , Why I’m proud to be a black woman new to IP (link)


  • 2019 — 2020
    LPC LL.M , University of Law, Birmingham
  • 2017 — 2019
    LLB , University of Leicester
  • 2012 — 2016
    BSc Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Career history

  • 2023 — present
    Solicitor, EIP
  • 2021 — 2023
    Trainee Solicitor, EIP
  • 2020 — 2021
    Compliance Assistant, Little Star Media

Languages spoken

  • Tigrinya