Richard is a partner in our Commercial Litigation Team and head of our dedicated cross-departmental Intellectual Property Team.
Richard’s practice encompasses most aspects of contentious intellectual property law, including brand and trademark protection, copyright issues, patent infringement and revocation, software, media and entertainment issues. Richard also has an extensive practice in the area of social media, advising Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and Yelp.
For many years, Richard represented the firm at the annual conferences of INTA and Marques (Association of European Trademark Owners). Richard has also presented at the annual Marques Conference. Richard now attends the annual conferences and annual Litigation Forum of the IBA. He regularly presents at in-house seminars at the leading technology companies. Richard is also a member of the Licensing Executive Society.
Richard has also published in the European Intellectual Property Review.
Richard is listed in WIPR's 2016 directory of World IP Leaders
An “excellent professional who provides fantastic services”
"approachable, pragmatic and knowledgeable"
"He is terrific, he's comprehensive, thoughtful and a seasoned litigator."
Richard Woulfe has captained the group since the firm’s inception; the seasoned litigator has notched up more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution.
"Group head Richard Woulfe brings some 25 years of experience in commercial disputes on his trademark litigation practice."
“He goes beyond pure legal advice and offers great business advice.”
“he explains complex issues very simply and has a good commercial eye for litigation. He really understands what the client is trying to achieve”.
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’.
Richard is recommended as a lawyer in the area of ‘Intellectual property’.
International Trademark Association
The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation
Licensing Executives Society International
International Bar Association
University of Limerick (European Studies/Law)