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A&L Goodbody

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Excellent commercial IP offering noted for handling sophisticated collaboration, licensing and research and development agreements. Advises national and international leaders in all conceivable economic sectors. Also offers representation in IP litigation.

Work highlights

Acted for Matt D'Arcy Whiskey, taking over ongoing proceedings that were progressing in the UK Intellectual Property Office in relation to two of its trade marks.

Notable practitioners

Ciaran O'Shiel assists companies in Northern Ireland and overseas with contentious matters such as copyright and trade mark infringement and passing-off claims. He also advises on licence agreements.

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Overview

A&L Goodbody’s Commercial Contracts, IP & Technology team are market leaders in the provision of all aspects of IP and technology advice in Northern Ireland. The team specialises in the four key practice areas of intellectual property, technology, commercial law and communications/media.

The firm’s Belfast-based team members have ignificant international experience, having worked in multiple jurisdictions, adding an international depth to the practice. The team has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and are highly regarded in this field, both in non-contentious and contentious matters.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial contracts

  • Business outsourcing

  • IP protection, enforcement and commercialisation

  • R&D collaboration arrangements

  • Technology transactions, including IT procurement, software development and licensing

  • E-commerce and social media

  • Media and telecoms

  • Data protection, privacy and information governance

















Members

Fox, Brendan (Head of Department)

Thompson, Mark (Head of Department)

Hacking, Jonathan

O'Shiel, Ciaran

Clients

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

BPerfect Limited

BrainWaveBank

Education Authority

Irish Football Association

Matt D'Arcy Whiskey Distillery

Neurovalens Limited

News Group Newspapers

Rolex SA

Screwfix Direct Limited

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Intellectual Property

A&L Goodbody

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Location

42-46 Fountain Street

6th Floor

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 5EF

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Northern Ireland

Intellectual Property


Ciaran O'Shiel
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