Richard is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Group and conducts a wide range of commercial litigation. Since 2005 Richard has headed Mason Hayes & Curran’s dedicated, cross-departmental Intellectual Property Unit. This development has allowed us to provide seamless IP advices across contentious and non-contentious matters and to harness the experience of the firm in this practice area. As a litigator Richard personally carries out an extensive practice encompassing many aspects of contentious intellectual property law, including brand and trademark protection, copyright issues, patent infringement and revocation, software, media and entertainment issues. Our clients include multinational household names and prominent interests in the entertainment industry.
Richard has for many years represented the firm at the annual conferences of INTA and Marques, as well as being a current member of the Licensing Executive Society. Richard has also published an article in the EIPR (European Intellectual Property Review) and has presented at the annual Marques (Association of European Trademark Owners) Conference.
World Trademark Review, 2013
Richard is recommended in his field of Intellectual Property. An experienced commercial litigator, group head Richard Woulfe is an "intelligent and likeable IP lawyer with a dynamic and responsive practice”.
World Trademark Review, 2012.
Richard is recommended in his field of Intellectual Property - Enforcement and Litigation. Heading the group is Richard Wolfe, a commercial litigator who is “highly respected for his outstanding courtroom performances”.
World Trademark Review, 2011.
Richard is recommended in his field of Intellectual Property. "Richard A Woulfe is head of the cross-departmental IP group. Known for his contentious work, he takes the lead in IP litigation, specialising in trademark infringement disputes for household names."
Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2012.
Richard is recommended as a Leader in his Field of ‘Intellectual Property’ category. 'Litigator Richard Woulfe heads the IP team. He advises on trade mark, copyright and patent protection, and enforcement. As one source declares, “he explains complex issues very simply and has a good commercial eye for litigation. He really understands what the client is trying to achieve”.
Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2011.
Richard is recommended as a Leader in his Field of ‘Intellectual Property’ category. Litigator Richard Woulfe is credited as being “hard-working, thorough and creative.”
Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2010.
Richard is recommended as a Leader in his Field of ‘Intellectual Property’ category. Richard is “an extremely dedicated lawyer who inspires great confidence in his clients”.
Legal 500, 2013.
Richard Woulfe is mentioned in the area of 'Intellectual Property', where he is noted as heading the 'substantial IP practice'.
Legal 500, 2012.
Richard is recommended in the area of ‘Intellectual Property’, where he is noted as being ‘of the highest standard’ and 'Dispute Resolution', where '[he] led a team that successfully defended Matheson Ormsby Prentice in a £25m solicitor’s negligence claim.'
Legal 500, 2011.
Richard is recommended in the area of ‘Intellectual Property’. ‘Under Richard Woulfe, Mason Hayes & Curran’s practice has grown significantly in recent years.’ He is also recommended in the area of ‘Employment’.
Which Lawyer? Practical Law Company, 2010.
Richard is recommended as a lawyer in the area of ‘Intellectual property’.
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