Intellectual Property and Technology

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Specialist advises on contentious and non-contentious matters in the areas of trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, confidential information and internet applications.

The firm’s intellectual property and technology solicitors advise on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the areas of trademarks, designs, patents, copyright, confidential information and internet applications. We recognise the significance of branding for our clients and also the need for expert legal advice on information technology law as it applies to the diverse businesses of our clients.

Our solicitors are well placed to advise practically and comprehensively on the legal issues surrounding intellectual property rights including:

  • Registered rights such as trade marks, patents and design rights
  • Unregistered rights such as the common law action in “Passing Off”
  • Unregistered design rights under the European Council Regulation 6/ 2002/EC.

SERVICES

• Intellectual property issues in the context of business acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
• The acquisition, transfer and licensing of intellectual property
• The protection of confidential information and trade secrets

• Registration and renewal applications in Ireland and the European Union
• Opposition proceedings
• Infringement and “Passing Off” actions
• Applications for revocation or invalidity of Trade Marks
Copyright
• The protection, transfer and licensing of copyright
• Infringement actions

• Electronic contracts
• The EU regulatory regime for electronic communications
• Domain names – registration, transfer and disputes
• System supply agreements
• Software development, licensing and support agreements
• Website agreements including web design, hosting and linking arrangements
• General advice to start up technology companies
• Technology protection measures

Contact one of our Intellectual Property and Technology team

Shane Costelloe

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445529
E: [email protected]

George Kennedy

Partner

T: +353 61 445516
E: [email protected]

Caitlín Love

Solicitor

T: +353 61 445584
E: [email protected]

Pat McInerney

Partner

T: +353 61 445556
E: [email protected]

Neil O’Gorman

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445547
E: [email protected]

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Holmes O'Malley Sexton has particular expertise in the education sector, where the team represents a number of universities, but also acts for a range of state and semi-state bodies and statutory corporations. The practice has advised on judicial review proceedings, disputes in the public sector, complaints and investigations, and public procurement issues. Based in the firm's Limerick and Dublin offices, managing partner Harry Fehily has extensive experience of judicial reviews and regulatory investigations, while Pat McInerney regularly acts for public bodies in litigation, including professional negligence, defamation, breach of contract and property-related cases.
Public Sector – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Insurance litigation, defamation and environmental disputes are key areas of strength at Holmes O'Malley Sexton, which is also increasingly active in contentious construction matters. The team, which is based across the firm's offices in Dublin and Limerick, also regularly handles litigation in the public sector, including judicial review proceedings and regulatory matters for healthcare and education entities. Managing partner Harry Fehily is active in a range of commercial disputes and also strong for mediation. Other key contacts include new partners Michael Murphy, who specialises in financial services and insurance litigation, with additional expertise in data protection matters, and Pat McInerney, who regularly acts for public sector bodies.
Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Based across the firm's offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, the 'strong' team at Holmes O'Malley Sexton is especially active in M&A transactions, although it also advises on corporate investments, group restructurings, joint ventures and corporate governance. The team counts major domestic companies among its clients, particularly in the engineering and construction, healthcare, aviation, and food and agribusiness sectors. Dublin-based practice head George Kennedy is praised for his 'energy and enthusiasm' and 'always-on service'. In addition to corporate transactions, he regularly advises on risk awareness and mitigation.
Corporate, Commercial and M&A – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly acts for Limerick public sector entities such as Limerick University and also has expertise in the regulatory sphere. Practice head Harry Fehily is acting for the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the first successful prosecution under section 20 of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011.
Public Sector, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
George Kennedy – Next Generation Lawyer
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s team is led by the ‘outstanding’ George Kennedy, who is based in Dublin; Kennedy advised the shareholders on the sale of Barringtons Hospital to Bons Secours Group. In Limerick, senior associate Shane Costelloe impresses with his ‘work rate and attention to detail’.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s ‘very strong team of litigators’ includes Harry Fehily, whose 2016 caseload included trade mark litigation and various judicial reviews. Practice head Robert Kennedy and Donal Creaton focus on defending insurance claims.
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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