Colette Brady


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Colette is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department and a member of our Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Groups specialising in intellectual property and regulatory law, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. 

Recent significant cases and advisory work includes representing/advising:

  • Genentech Inc in Commercial Court proceedings against Amgen relating to Amgen's product Mvasi®, a biosimilar of Genentech's leading cancer drug Avastin®.
  • Clonmel Healthcare Limited (Irish subsidiary of STADA Arzneimittel AG) in the defence of Commercial Court proceedings issued by Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) with both the preliminary injunction proceedings and substantive proceedings being appealed to the Supreme Court.
  • MSD in defence of Commercial Court proceedings brought by Bristol Myers Squibb for patent infringement and MSD's counterclaim for invalidity. This case related to anti-PD-1 antibodies in the field of cancer therapy and MSD’s product Keytruda.
  • Some of the world's leading social media and content-sharing platforms and ISPs on copyright strategy.
  • Vacaciones eDreams (one of Europe’s biggest online travel agencies) in trade mark infringement, passing off and competition law proceedings before the Commercial Court issued by Ryanair against our client and Google.
  • Uniphar in respect of its defence of trade mark infringement proceedings issued before the Commercial Court.
  • Guerbet SA in relation Guerbet’s acquisition of Mallinckrodt’s Irish CMDS business in a transaction valued at approximately $270m.
Colette is a regular contributor of articles to publications and is a lecturer in IP on the Law Society's Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Colette is also a registered Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

Colette is ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2021 as a 'Next Generation Partner'. 

Colette is also recognised for her work in patent litigation in IAM Patent 1000 - 2021

Colette has for many years consistently been ranked as a "Rising Star" in IP by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars and in 2021 was recognised by it as a "Notable Practitioner" for her work in IP.

According to Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Colette has been described by clients as "excellent" noting that "aside from her subject expertise she works extremely hard and ensures that all issues are thoroughly prepared." One client added that they have worked with Colette and the IP team "on a number of cases in the last 12 months ranging from SPC validity proceedings to copyright. On the IP side I would rate Fry as the leading firm in Ireland." 

Colette is ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2020 as a 'Rising Star'.