Since 2008, PurdyLucey has grown to become one of Ireland's top European Intellectual Property (IP) firms drafting, filing and handling the prosecution of patents in Ireland, the UK, Europe and internationally.
Based in Dublin, our team of 7 vastly experienced Patent Attorneys specialise in Life Science, Food Tech, Med Tech, Hi-Tech and Engineering projects, and work closely with our clients providing professional services in the areas of Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright.
Our broad range of clients include Universities, Start-Ups, Irish Government Funded bodies, Global IP Firms, Multinationals, and SME’s and we are very proud to have been involved in some of this country’s most successful and innovative science and tech developments of the last 15 years.
Our reputation is built on our intimate knowledge of the sectors in which we work, our personable approach, and the quality and success of our work.
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.
All of our life sciences patent attorneys are trained scientists and engineers with research and / or industrial backgrounds. Working with our life sciences team, you benefit from our dual technical and legal expertise. We offer you the perfect platform to secure legal protection around your scientific discoveries and advances, and maximise the scope of your monopoly. Our clients feel they are in safe hands as our ICT, Electronics, Software & Business Methods team works closely with them to gain an in-depth understanding of each project prior to securing and/or enforcing appropriate patent rights.
Our Mechanical Engineering team draws on substantial industry and professional experience, and works with a wide range of clients across many industries, searching, drafting and prosecuting Irish, European and International patent applications. Our attorneys combine key engineering capabilities with detailed knowledge of IP law to offer our clients the specialist expertise that contribute to Tomkins' reputation for providing superior advice and service in all aspects of IP protection, and increasing our clients’ opportunities for growth.
Our Trade Mark attorneys advise clients, from large brand-owners and young start-up companies, on all aspects of brand clearance, trademark registration and enforcement of trademark rights. In addition, our team draws from substantial experience gained from working with clients in many different industries, to obtain exclusive trademark protection for our clients in Ireland.
Pinsent Masons' international IP team comprises over 80 IP specialists globally, delivering award-winning, multi-disciplinary expertise through a range of technical backgrounds (some to PhD) and experience drawn from industry.
At the heart of our practice are long term relationships with many world leading businesses across a range of industry sectors, including: life sciences, technology, energy, financial services, sport, retail and leisure. With a shared passion for innovation, and belief that diversity of thought results in better solutions for business, together we harness IP law to drive positive change, access new markets and disrupt the status quo.
Our IP advisory team advises on rights and commercialisation strategies, cutting edge collaborations and IP rich cross-border transactions that redefine the commercial landscape. More than just applying lawyers to solve legal problems, we deploy a range of professional disciplines, enabled by process and technology and informed by data. Not only does this empower us to develop solutions and ensure successful outcomes for our clients, it enables us to do so more efficiently and cost effectively.
Our peerless IP disputes team deploys litigation as a strategic tool to help businesses achieve their business goals, rather than simply navigating risk. Working as a seamless extension of in-house legal and management teams, we're focussed on positive outcomes, whether that is achieving market access for a new product or service, or retaining competitive advantage against those ready to challenge them.
We have a reputation for taking on the most difficult cases and winning them, often making new law in the process. We regularly act in the highest profile IP litigations before the EPO and EUIPO as well as the national courts and registries. Our success rate is second to none.
Recent IP awards include:
Winner UK (England & Wales) Contentious Patent Law Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Winner Impact Case of the Year - Actavis v ICOS (tadalafil) (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted European Contentious Patents Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK Practitioner of the Year - Charlotte Weekes (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) IP Transactions (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) Contentious Patents (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2020)
Winner Legal Strategy of the Year (Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards 2019)
Winner Impact Case of the Year Award (Managing IP Awards 2019)
Winner TMT and Life Sciences Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2019)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2019)
Winner Patent Litigation Firm of the Year (Corporate International Magazine's Award 2019)
Winner International Global Business Award 2019
Winner IP or IT team of the Year (Lawyer Awards 2018)
Winner Client Choice Award for Patent Litigation (Clare Tunstall) 2018
Winner TMT Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2017)