Commercial IP

A&L Goodbody's non-contentious IP practice remains the largest IP team in the Irish market, reflecting the volume of transactions and wide range of clients for whom the team provides IP advisory services.

Our lawyers typically handle IP-focused transactional, advisory and disputes work in both domestic and international contexts. We are familiar dealing with IP issues in the course of drafting and negotiating a wider range of transaction documents and collaborating with other specialists across the firm. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world providing strategic advice on a broad range of IP issues including those that arise in the initial stages of corporate transactions, implementing non-disclosure agreements, brand licencing and franchise agreements, selling and licencing IP and advising on best practice for use, protection and enforcement of IP rights.


  • Heineken

    on the drafting and negotiation of a range of commercial contracts, including engaging with software suppliers for new digital offerings, brand licensing agreements and advising Heineken in relation to trade mark protection and brand use.

  • Pfizer

    in relation to a number of commercial IP projects, including in respect of IP rights issues relating to the launch of a new manufacturing process in Newbridge and a significant industry-university collaboration involving the University of Limerick.

  • One of the largest multinational technology companies

    on a range of IP matters in relation to their operations in Ireland. In particular, we advise on various IP issues arising from notice and take down requests and on the launch of products in the Irish markets.

  • Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

    in relation to various IP matters such as the international branding of Jameson, advising on creative agency agreements, licencing agreements, social media and advertising matters, copyright/software assignments and trade mark co-existence agreements.

  • Setanta Sports Broadcasting

    in relation to brand licensing arrangements regarding the sale of Setanta Sports Ireland to eir, including a global services agreement dealing with transitional and IT service arrangements, a channel distribution and channel provisioning agreement.

  • TV3

    in relation to a wide various commercial IP arrangements.