Peter is Head of our highly regarded Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy team. He advises clients on all aspects of privacy law in respect of compliance, registration, international transfers, policies and audits including the GDPR.

Peter is Head of our highly regarded Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy team.

His substantial practice centres on assisting national and international clients in dealing with the Irish and EU aspects of IP protection, strategy, commercialisation and enforcement, domestic and cross-border commercial, IP, tech and tax-related agreements and re-organisations and all aspects of technology agreements from enterprise to SaaS licensing (with a focus on fintech).

Peter advises clients on all aspects of privacy law in respect of compliance, registration, international transfers, policies and audits including the GDPR.

Peter also specialises in media law for Irish and multinational clients.

Peter is an Irish solicitor and an Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

Peter is the author of “Monitoring and analysis of technology transfer and intellectual property regimes and their use” based on a report produced for the European Commission (Story Publishers 2008).

2017 Speaking Engagements:

  • INTA Annual Meeting 2017 - Moderator “Trade Secrets Directive Now a Reality for Europe”.
  • Law Society of Ireland - Introduction to the GDPR.
  • INTA Webinar “Overview of Corporate Transactions and Due Diligence”.
  • AIJA “Pros and Cons of the DSM (Digital Single Market) Package”.
  • Previous speaking engagements include the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  

Experience

  • Advising various large multinationals in relation to IP re-organisations.
  • Advising various multinational companies on the IP and commercial law aspects of tax related transactions.
  • Trade mark portfolio management for Irish and international companies including household names.
  • Advising on all aspects of the lifecycle of trade marks including application, prosecution, oppositions, invalidity, licensing, assignment, security and enforcement.
  • Advising a leading European group of companies on Irish copyright clearance for a new product.
  • Advising on due diligence and acquisition of IP rights in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising a large number of clients in relation to GDPR compliance.
  • Advising Irish and international clients in relation to data protection compliance including registration, audits, international transfers and subject access requests.
  • Advising a US multinational financial software vendor in the negotiation of licensing arrangements with a financial institution.
  • Advising a leading German financial software company in the negotiation of licensing arrangements with a financial institution.
  • Advising an Irish financial institution on the licensing of compliance software.
  • Online compliance advisory work for Irish and international clients including drafting of online terms and conditions, terms of sale, privacy statements and website compliance.
  • TV rights acquisition.
  • Advising a leading group of content owners on a new digital distribution model.
  • Advising leading European companies and US clients in respect of the Audio Visual Media Services Directive and related copyright issues and clearance.
  • Advising and clearing prize promotions for Ireland.
  • Advising clients on all types of commercial agreements including franchising, distribution, agency, publishing, ghost writing and sponsorship agreements.
  • Drafting Irish and international sale of goods and supply of services agreements.
  • Drafting bloodstock related agreements including nomination agreements.
  • Advising on haulage agreements.
  • Advising on food manufacturing and supply arrangements, both Irish and international.
  • Advising food, beverage and agriculture clients in relation to commercial agreements.

Contact Peter

+353 1 638 5877
pbolger@lkshields.ie

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Awards &
Recommendations

Recognised as a 'Leading Individual' for Information Technology.

Legal 500 2021
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Recognised as a 'Leading Individual' for Data Privacy.

Legal 500 2021
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"Led from the front by Peter Bolger. Friendly, easy to deal with, approachable, bright and knows his stuff. We primarily use him for Irish trademark work." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2021
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"Approachable, practical and very strong on the technical aspects." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2021
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Trade mark star

IP Stars 2020
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Transactions star

IP Stars 2020
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Ranked as a 'Leading Individual' for Data Privacy and Data Protection.

Legal 500 2020
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Ranked as a 'Leading Individual' for Information Technology.

Legal 500 2020
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‘Peter Bolger is technically excellent, commercial, astute, and a thoroughly nice person to work with.’ Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2020
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Recommended for Media and Entertainment.

Legal 500 2020
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"A client finds Peter Bolger to be "very accessible," further noting that he offers "business-savvy advice." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2020
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Gold tier status practitioner in WTR 1000 and listed as a Global Leader in the trademark field.

WTR 1000
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Named as a Leader by the World Intellectual Property Review.

WIPR Leaders 2020
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Recommended for Information Technology and Intellectual Property

Legal 500 2019
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''He is a really smart lawyer with an impeccable dedication to client service delivery. He is very solution-oriented, calm under pressure and a pleasure to deal with." Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2019
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Named as a leading IP practitioner

WIPR Leaders 2019
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Recommended for Trademarks

Who's Who Legal 2018
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Recommended for Information Technology and Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 2018
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Recommended for Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2018
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Recommended Practitioner - Band One

World Trademark Review 2018
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"very bright and knowledgeable."

Chambers Europe 2017
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"marries corporate-commercial expertise with trademark law. He is highly knowledgeable about both Irish and EU law and provides excellent counsel”

World Trademark Review 2017
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Recommended practitioner.

WIPR Leaders 2017
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Recommended practitioner.

Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2017
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"lauded for his responsiveness and commercial nous"

World Trademark Review 2016
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Gold Tier recommended practitioner.

WTR1000
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Winner of the Client Choice Award for Ireland for copyright.

Client Choice Awards
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  • Member of IP and Data Protection Committee
    Law Society of Ireland
  • Committee Member
    INTA
  • Adjunct Lecturer on IP, franchising, ecommerce and data protection.
    Law Society of Ireland
  • External examiner on commercial agreements.
    Law Society of Ireland
  • Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

  • Member of European Communities Trademark Association

  • BCL
    University College Dublin
  • LLM (Commercial Law)
    University College Dublin

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