Making the most of intellectual property assets to create business advantage is a key driver for all businesses. 

We have forged an excellent reputation, working with our clients in a diverse range of organisations and industries.  Branding is a critical pillar of many of our clients’ businesses, including those in the financial services, food, alcohol, luxury goods and other FMCG markets. We assist in brand creation, registration and maintenance. We manage a large number of memorable trade mark portfolios for clients.

Clients in the software and computer technology, media, entertainment and services sectors depend on our lawyers. We help them to identify and secure IP assets.

In the patent-dependent sectors of pharmaceutics, biotechnology, medical devices, life sciences and manufacturing our lawyers help formulate strategies, litigate, licence, commercialisation and collaboration deals.  We help with compliance and challenges to IP rights in these highly regulated sectors and particularly in patents.

We act for both franchisors and franchisees in documenting their relationships.

Many of our clients have products that are protected by intellectual property. We help them devise and implement programs to stop counterfeiting, piracy, screen-scraping, cyber-squatting, spamming and other infringing acts. We prosecute and defend challenges and disputes and regularly take enforcement actions against infringers.

Experience

  • Brand strategy
  • Trade marks, including registrations and infringement
  • Design rights, including registrations and infringement
  • Licensing of patents, patent infringement matters
  • Creation and protection of copyright works
  • Domain names, including ICANN proceedings
  • Databases
  • Franchising
  • IP licensing and distribution
  • Research and development
  • Anti-counterfeiting and piracy matters
  • Passing off and ‘lookalike’ products
Head of Practice
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Peter Bolger

Partner
Intellectual Property

pbolger@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5877


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The "well-regarded" team is recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2020
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Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2019
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Recommended for Trade mark contentious

Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars 2017
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LK Shields offers 360-degree counsel to clients, astutely escorting both emerging and established businesses through registration and prosecution and valiantly defending their rights in the most heated disputes.

World Trademark Review 2017
Awards &
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Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2016
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Peter Bolger

Partner

pbolger@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5877

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Jeanne Kelly

Partner

jkelly@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1530

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Ciarán Markey

Partner

cmarkey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1540

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Michael Kavanagh

Chairman and Partner

mkavanagh@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1524

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