Leo Moore


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Leo is a Partner in the William Fry Technology Group, specialising in technology, data protection and intellectual property law. 

He advises domestic and multi-national companies on IT and business process outsourcing, software licensing and development, Internet of Things, apps and smart technology, e-commerce, cloud computing, systems integration, FinTech and strategic legal due diligence.

Leo manages large IP portfolios for leading global and Irish enterprises and provides strategic advice and assistance on IP protection, exploitation strategies and brand management.

His extensive experience on data protection includes advising "big data" and other companies on privacy and data protection compliance, DPIA's, GDPR compliance programmes, marketing and international transfers.  

Leo is a leading figure in the Firms' Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Sports groups.
A regular contributor of articles to publications, Leo has also participated in lecture programmes on data protection, commercial law and intellectual property. He is a lecturer on the Law Society’s Diploma Programme and its Professional Practice Courses. He is co-author of the Irish chapter of International Agency and Distribution Agreements by Lexis Nexis and the Irish chapter of the PLC Data Protection Handbook (2011/2012).

Recent work includes advising:

  • Multinational and "big data" companies on data protection and GDPR compliance programmes
  • Major international US-based clothing and sports brands on brand protection and enforcement including parallel imports
  • Enterprises including financial services and utility companies, by providing strategic assistance on the commercial and legal aspects of major sporting sponsorship agreements and naming rights contracts
  • Global and domestic enterprises on the management of global IP portfolios and global brands
  • Leading Irish cloud and IT managed services provider on outsourcing contracts

Leo is a member of iTechLaw and of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA). He is also a registered Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

Sources describe Leo Moore as an “extremely smart lawyer” and appreciate that he is “responsive, easy to talk to and always clear about the next step.” He is praised for his handling of multi-jurisdictional patent licensing mandates and strategic IP advice. Chambers Europe 2018

Leo is "practical and diligent". Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Clients in Chambers Europe 2017 says Leo is "easy to work with, very good at breaking down complex issues and provides clear advice", others identify Leo as "very responsive, astute and commercially savvy." According to Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Leo is described as ‘smart, sharp and incisive’.

Leo is named in World IP Review Leaders 2017.

According to sources in Chambers Europe 2016, Leo is "very good at grasping technical issues, and explaining them in a non-technical manner," with one adding: "One of the best things is that he figures out how to make things happen, never coming back with reasons not to do things."

Leo is listed as an 'IP Star' in Managing IP 2016.

Chambers Europe, 2015 states Leo is "very flexible in his approach, and clearly eager to understand his client's business model and objectives."  While Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 say he "balances risk and commercial opportunity".

According to sources of Chambers Europe 2014, Leo Moore "is very pragmatic and personable. He comes up with creative solutions and is very good on trade mark and copyrights,"  he is described as having "commercial acumen; he marries the business aspects with the legal aspects. He looks after our interests, but not at the expense of doing business." 

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