Intellectual Property

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights can be crucial to the success of your business. Whether you work in the fast-moving IT sector, or are a more “traditional” business, it’s never been more important to protect, exploit and commercialise your intellectual property.

Protection can take many forms, from registration of trademarks/patents to ensuring that appropriate intellectual property clauses are incorporated into your employee’s contracts of employment.

Embracing a culture of innovation we like to think differently about our clients’ issues, helping us to create effective solutions to meet their needs. Our clients range from start-ups to larger more established businesses, and they seek our advice on protecting and extracting value from their most valuable assets – their inventions and ideas, their name, their reputation, their secrets and their designs.

Our Partner, Adrian Wall, has vast experience in the area of IP law and he has advised a wide range of clients on IP matters over the years. He has particular expertise in advising on Licensing Agreements and on research arrangements (and indeed he has acted for a number of Ireland’s leading universities and companies in the context of establishing and advising on state funded research centres).


Technology, and its pace of and potential for development, is an inspiration. As technology moves, we are challenged to be creative – to identify options, to find innovative solutions, to enable the pursuit of technological and business goals whilst retaining control of risk.

As our reliance on technology has increased, our demands upon it have multiplied and they can differ radically with your business model.

We understand the core needs of technology companies through experience and interest in the sector and each client receives highly focussed, technically astute advice and strategic insight.

We act for a number of Ireland’s leading growing information technology companies, including those supplying software, systems and IT services (consultancy, maintenance and support and outsourcing) and products to consumers and/or businesses.

Our clients come to us for guidance and support on commercial issues ranging from contracts, outsourcing, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property to data privacy and e-commerce. We also advise them on acquisitions and disposals, investment by EI and VCs, joint ventures, HR issues and complex disputes. As a result our intellectual property and employment lawyers get heavily involved with our IT clients to provide an all-encompassing legal offering.

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