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FRKelly, as the largest Intellectual Property firm in Ireland, specialises in filing, prosecution and opposition work before the EPO and the EUIPO. With over 90 years of experience, FRKelly is widely acknowledged as one of the top pre-eminent Intellectual Property law firms in Ireland and Europe.

FRKelly has offices in Ireland (Dublin and Cork) and the United Kingdom, employing 70 people, of which 30 are Intellectual Property practitioners.

The firm combines a reputable heritage with a pioneering vision and understands the value of innovation to an economy, representing many start-ups, entrepreneurs and research institutions, including Irish, UK and US universities.

While popular among domestic entities, the firm’s long-standing legacy has garnered an established international network, with more than half of its clients availing of its expertise from abroad, particularly prestigious US multinationals.

FRKelly has a strong affinity with a broad spectrum of sectors from life sciences, cleantech and medical devices to software, ICT and engineering.

Our Life Sciences Patents practice consists of 8 attorneys, including 6 Ph. D. qualified, and is led by Dr. Maura O’Connell, current Managing Partner. With over 20 years of experience, Maura specialises in oral hearings, oppositions and appeals, before the European Patent Office.

The ICT and Engineering Patents practice comprises 11 qualified patent attorneys, of which 2 are chartered engineers and 2 chartered physicists and is lead by David Brophy who also specializes in Design Law.

FRKelly have an extensive Trade Mark practice. Our Trade Mark Attorneys possess considerable  experience and an in-depth knowledge and understanding on all aspects of trade mark protection, with a particular focus on areas such as Food & Drinks, Entertainment, Marketing, Exports, and FCMG.

Shane Smith and Niamh Hall, two of our Trade Mark partners have also co-authored the book “Intellectual Property Law in Ireland (Dec 2016, 4th Edition)” which was nominated as law book of the year 2017.

We combine established expertise with a personalised approach to provide you with practical and effective legal advice, tailored to the needs of your business.


Last updated 11th May 2020 

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