Intellectual Property


Intellectual property lies at the core of the knowledge economy and the rapid investment and development of IP industries has been identified as a key driver towards Ireland’s financial stability. We provide a leading offering in this area. A sample of our extensive experience includes:-

  • Drafting the full range of intellectual property assignments, be they for designs, copyright, trade marks, etc, dealing with issues such as prior works, future works, assignment of source code and assignment of goodwill;
  • Advice on protection and infringement matters, to include infringement on-line or through other digital reproduction;
  • Licensing of intellectual property for merchandising or other forms of exploitation;
  • Assisting and filing trade mark and design right applications and dealing with associated queries of the relevant registries;
  • Bespoke advice dealing with ownership and creation particularly related to areas such as commissioned works and employee works;
  • Dealing with a wide range of publishing agreements, advising on copyright, royalty rates and related matters;
  • Full advice on the area of copyright in the music industry including advice on publishing agreements, recording agreements and dealing with the collecting societies IMRO, PPI and Recorded Artists Actors Performers (RAAP);
  • Navigating issues on behalf of clients related to online exploitation to include protection overseas;
  • Dealing with competition issues and matters related to parallel imports;
  • Advice on anti-counterfeiting strategies and customs seizures;
  • Advice on intellectual property matters in the context of company purchases and investments, including dealing with confirmatory assignments; and
  • Licensing of intellectual property by third level institutions and advice on technology transfer agreements.

For more information contact Colm Kelly