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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Aideen Burke

Partner
Intellectual Property

aburke@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1574


More from our Intellectual Property team

Awards &
Recommendations

‘There is strength in depth with the LK Shields team and they give commercial, pragmatic advice in a timely fashion. A real extension of our own team.’ Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

"Very responsive, commercial and pragmatic."

Chambers Europe 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

"They have real strength in depth. Every member is very commercial, pragmatic and great with clients." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

"They understand our business well from a commercial standpoint." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

'The team is very proactive, commercial, and easy to deal with. They are responsive and have good strength in depth.' Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

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

Chambers Europe 2020
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2019
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Trade mark contentious

Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars 2017
Awards &
Recommendations

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 &
Recommendations

Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2016
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Aideen Burke

Partner

aburke@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1574

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Jane O’Grady

Senior Associate

jogrady@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1554

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