Intellectual Property Law

We are a leading and trusted intellectual property advisor to a wide variety of multinationals, indigenous companies, third level institutions and state bodies. Our dedicated Intellectual Property team specialises in protecting, capitalising and maximising our clients’ investments in their IP.

Our global coverage and familiarity with a diverse range of industry sectors sets our practice apart. We have an extensive practice in both non-contentious and contentious IP issues. We are experienced both domestically and across jurisdictions in a range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical, retail, IT and social media, financial services, entertainment and biotechnology. We understand the unique challenges faced by our clients and our leading lawyers consistently deliver innovative and strategic solutions to meet them.

We can assist you in planning, developing and implementing your IP strategy by advising you on the commercialisation, creation, acquisition, protection, exploitation and enforcement of your IP portfolio and if necessary, litigate on your behalf to enforce your rights.

Should you wish to find out how we can assist you and your business, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team members listed adjacent.

Our Services

  • Contentious and non-contentious IP issues
  • Transactional IP
  • IP strategies, protection and enforcement
  • Exploitation of IP (licencing, assignment, franchising and distribution)
  • Research and development contracts
  • Technology transfer
  • Patent, trade mark, copyright and design rights infringement
  • Passing off


Legal 500, 2018

The team handles “major” patent and trademark cases. 

Chambers Global, 2017

 “The leading specialists in the country.”

Recent Work

  • Acting for Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited in separate SPC and patent revocation proceedings before the Commercial Court regarding the product Tiotropium Bromide Monohydrate.
  • Acting for UPC Ireland Limited, a major internet service provider, in copyright infringement proceedings taken by the Irish recording companies, Sony, Warner and Universal to combat illegal P2P filesharing seeking the introduction of a court ordered graduated response for an injunction.
  • Acting for Three Ireland (Hutchison) Limited, one of Ireland’s leading telecommunications and internet service providers, in trade mark infringement and comparative advertising proceedings against Eircom Limited, a competitor in the market.
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Gerard Kelly