Patricia McGovern

Chairperson, Head of Intellectual Property and Business Departments

Experience

Engaging Patricia to safeguard your intellectual property affords you access to a world-class IP lawyer who tirelessly works on your behalf to protect your commercial interests.

Her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of intellectual property and information technology law and related fields such as data protection, franchising, employment and competition ensures all aspects of your intellectual property is considered and secured, from protection strategies for your patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, know-how and trade secrets to enforcing your rights and ensuring that you have appropriate and adequate documentation in place to be legally compliant and protect your interests.

Qualified as a solicitor in 1987, as a Registered Irish Trade Mark Agent in 1994 and as a Community Trade Mark and Design Attorney in 1996, Patricia has built up an enviable client list of national and international clients and works both in Ireland and across Europe.

Patricia has also gained considerable experience in business law. During her career, she has acted in a significant number of high profile acquisitions, public listings and takeovers.

 

Memberships

Law Society of Ireland
Former Chairperson and current member of the IP Committee and Data Protection Committee (Law Society of Ireland)
Former Chairperson and current member of the Business Law Committee (Law Society of Ireland)
Marques-Member of the Dispute Resolution Team
INTA-Chair of the Data Protection Enforcement Sub-Committee
ECTA-Member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and the Publications Committee
IPIC-Member of the International Trade Mark Issues Committee
Anti-Counterfeiting Group
ASIPI
CITMA
IBA
AIPLA
Les
Copyright Society of the USA
IAPP
Member of Copyright Review Group, appointed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, to advise on changes to copyright law in Ireland

 

 

 

 

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