Irish & European Trade Mark Attorney
BA (Hons) Economics – University College Dublin
Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – Queen Mary University of London
Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice – Nottingham Law School
David is a qualified European Trade Mark Attorney and an experienced IP practitioner. His strategic and proactive outlook helps to ensure that his clients’ brands are adequately protected, both at the national and international level. Many of David’s clients are market leaders and require legal advice which is both clear and commercially practical. His pragmatic approach helps his clients to meet their commercial needs and objectives in the marketplace.
David advises clients on all aspects of trade mark and brand protection; this includes the adoption of new trade marks, clearing marks for use in the marketplace and selecting the most suitable trade mark registration systems. His wealth of experience in devising global trade mark strategies ensures that trade mark registration in key markets is prioritised and achieved as efficiently as possible for his clients. His attention to detail ensures constructive and effective trade mark portfolio management, comprehensive IP audits and thorough due diligence work.
David has a particular interest in trade mark infringement, passing off and opposition matters. The global trade mark watches he puts in place ensure that conflicting trade marks are flagged and brought to his clients’ attention. He works to ensure that trade mark infringers are identified and tackled immediately, so as to prevent customer confusion, loss of sales or damage to his clients’ brands.
David represents his clients in trade mark examination, opposition and cancellation matters before the Irish Patents Office, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He also lectures on intellectual property law at the Law Society of Ireland. He has written numerous articles for the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), many of which have featured in Lexology.
David joined FRKelly in 2011, after obtaining a BA from University College Dublin. After qualifying as an Irish and European Trade Mark Attorney in 2011, David attended Queen Mary University of London in 2015 and graduated with a Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice. The following year he attended Nottingham Law School and obtained a Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice. This enabled him to qualify as a UK Trade Mark Attorney in 2016.
David is based in our Dublin office.
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