IP Litigation

A&L Goodbody's contentious IP practice is a leader in the field and our team is well regarded for its industry knowledge.  We remain the largest IP litigation team in the Irish legal market, reflecting the volume of cases and wide range of clients that we work with. 

Our experience covers the entire spectrum of intellectual property law.  We represent and advise clients on a diverse range of areas including patents, trademark and, brand protection, database and contractual rights, copyright rights, design rights and know-how, trade secrets and confidential information. 

We have acted on some of the highest profile IP disputes to come before the Irish courts and we continue to strengthen our strategic focus in IP litigation. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with complex legal issues through the Irish courts. 


  • Digital Europe

    in its application and ongoing role as an 'amicus curiae' in the recent Commercial Court proceedings issued by the Data Protection Commissioner against Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems.

  • One of the largest multinational technology companies

    on the defence of an injunction application brought in the context of alleged trade mark infringement on a pan-European basis.

  • Diesel SpA

    in relation to complex litigation concerning a trade mark dispute against an Irish company, Montex, which has been ongoing for a number of years.

  • Motorola and Nokia

    in relation to an action brought by Imagine Networks and Imagine Communications Group relating to a contract to rollout a broadband network across Ireland.

  • Allied Imports

    on the defence of an alleged breach of a European Union Trade Mark and passing off Commercial Court proceedings brought by The Shamrock Gift Company.

  • British Horseracing Board

    in the successful defence of database and contractual rights litigation brought by a large number of Irish bookmakers.