We act for major domestic and international clients in all sectors, recently including:
Diageo, one of world’s leading alcoholic beverages companies on trade mark and brand management matters in Ireland; the branding and packaging of new product launches; comparative advertising; trade mark licensing and contentious trade mark infringement issues; office actions before the trade marks office; and the ongoing management of its significant trade mark portfolio.
Eli Lilly in proceedings seeking revocation of a Novartis patent and in the defence of infringement proceedings (including a competition law counterclaim against Novartis) with respect to Eli Lilly’s product, Taltz® (ixekizumab) for the treatment of psoriasis.
AstraZeneca AB in its appeal to the High Court of the decision of the Controller of Intellectual Property not to grant an application for a supplementary protection certificate.
Skyscanner defending proceedings brought by Ryanair for trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, database right infringement and passing off.
Valeo Foods Group, on the management of its global trade marks portfolio; various contentious trade mark infringement and parallel import issues; the conducting of a group wide audit and gap analysis of IP owned by the group; and office actions before the IPOI, UKIPO and EUIPO.
X-Celeprint, the world leading company in the area of micro transfer printing, on complex multi-jurisdictional patent licensing arrangements and research and development agreements relating to its market leading micro-transfer printing technology.
ViiV Healthcare in patent infringement proceedings against Gilead Sciences in respect of an anti-retroviral HIV treatment (Biktarvy®/Bictegravir) and in defending against Gilead’s counterclaim for invalidity.
Clonmel Healthcare Limited in the defence of proceedings issued by Merck Sharpe & Dohme relating to the combination product of ezetimibe and simvastatin for the treatment of cholesterol. A reference was made to the CJEU concerning articles 3(a) and 3(c) of the SPC Regulation.
Workday Limited on a variety of commercial and intellectual property matters arising from the company’s various international acquisition and restructuring activities.
Leading Sports & Entertainment Venues on brand management and naming rights in Ireland.
Our IP professionals combine a global outlook with local industry knowledge covering the full range of IP rights including: