Richard Woulfe



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A partner in our Commercial Litigation Team, Richard conducts a wide range of commercial litigation. He heads our dedicated, cross-departmental Intellectual Property Unit, allowing us to provide seamless IP advice across contentious and non-contentious issues and to harness the all the experience of the Firm in this practice area.

Richard’s extensive 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 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, as well as being a current member of the Licensing Executive Society. Richard has published an article in the EIPR (European Intellectual Property Review) and presented at the annual Marques (Association of European Trademark Owners) Conference.      


  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigious Online Privacy and Defamation issues
  • Commercial Litigation

Representative Matters

  • Acting for Facebook, Twitter and Yelp in defending High Court proceedings and High Court injunction applications relating to issues such as defamation, privacy and data protection and advising on take down requests and Norwich Pharmacal applications.
  • Issuing several High Court/Commercial Court proceedings on behalf of large Irish food manufacturer, Kerry Foods plc, for trade mark infringements and passing off.
  • Defending the European Computer Driving Licence Foundation against a multi-million dollar claim in the Commercial Court arising from the termination of a licencing agreement in respect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2015

"approachable, pragmatic and knowledgeable"

Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2014

"He is terrific, he's comprehensive, thoughtful and a seasoned litigator." 

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Areas of Expertise

Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes Insurance & Professional Risks

Professional Memberships

International Trademark Association

The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation

Licensing Executives Society International

International Bar Association



University of Limerick (European Studies/Law)