Our specialist team advises on intellectual property matters across a variety of sectors, including retail, consumer, media and advertising.
We have particular expertise in advising clients in media and advertising agency sectors on copyright, trademarks, designs and licensing. We act for a number of media publishers, and for six of the top 10 advertising agencies in Ireland (as recognised by the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland ADFX Awards).
We advise high profile sports and entertainment personalities on image rights.
We have considerable experience in advising on brand reputation and defamation, having represented newspapers, fashion designers, high street retailers and various high profile personalities for many years.
We work closely with clients on the optimum protection of their brands, products and innovations. This comes from a close knowledge of our clients commercial activities, as well as a depth knowledge of domestic and international intellectual property law.
We regularly advise domestic and international clients on registration and protection of trademarks, and related rights in Ireland and Europe. We advise extensively on trademark disputes before the Irish Courts, and before the Irish and EU trade mark authorities. We also advise on contentious matters concerning industrial designs, information technology and data protection.
Our services cover:
- Protection of brands, products and innovations
- Registration and protection of trade marks
- Trade mark disputes
- Image rights and licensing
- Information technology and data protection
- Brand reputation and Defamation
- Negotiation of agreements on intellectual property rights
- Content supply arrangements
What clients say: Intellectual Property
"They listen, reflect and then advise. They take the time to get to know the problem and you feel you are genuinely getting the appropriate advice after due consideration."
"Hayes solicitors always make you feel like you’re their only customer, giving expert advice on complex issues"; "All advice is clear, understandable and provided in a friendly format."