The IP Department handles all aspects of IP, contentious, non-contentious and transactional. Patricia McGovern, head of the IP Department, has a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of IP.

One of the key distinguishing features of the firm is that the IP Department is essentially a “one-stop shop” and is able to provide quick, thorough and practical advice to clients no matter what IP issue arises, including:

  • brand clearance and brand protection
  • filing and prosecution of national, International  and EU trade mark and design applications and renewal and assignment of resulting registrations
  • dealing with opposition proceedings and infringement proceedings before registries and/or the courts
  • other contentious maters such as revocation of patents, declarations of non-infringement and domain name issues
  • advising on licensing and exploitation of intellectual property rights
  • protection of know-how, confidential information and trade secrets
  • dealing with Irish customs and counterfeit goods issues
  • advising on media and entertainment agreements and on defamation
  • advising on advertising and promotions
  • franchising
  • advising start-ups on establishing and protecting their brands