Designs & Copyright
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales; European Trade Mark Attorney; LL.B. (Trinity College, Dublin); Diploma in Commercial Litigation (Law Society of Ireland); Notary Public
Niamh is a solicitor and trade mark attorney with over 15 years’ experience at the cutting edge of intellectual property protection. Niamh works with some of Ireland’s biggest brands and with a host of international household names on protecting and enforcing their intellectual property assets. She has a wealth of experience in designing scalable strategies to take businesses from start-up to success in the most cost effective manner. Her particular specialities are European trade marks which provide protection across the EU and International Registrations for those looking further afield.
She lectures on intellectual property in the Law Society of Ireland and at international events. She is recognised by independent industry publications as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals and an International IP Star and she is an author of the leading texts “Intellectual Property Law in Ireland” (Clark, Smyth & Hall, Bloomsbury Professional), “Concise European Trade Mark and Design Law” (Kluwer Law International) and an eBook on “Technology and Intellectual Property Law” by the Law Society of Ireland. Niamh is a past President of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Ireland.
Niamh is a devoted supporter of Leinster Rugby and gourmet restaurants, in equal measure. She was also recently noted as being “ahead of the pack” in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 Handbook.
Niamh is based in our Dublin Office.
2016 World IP Review’s “World IP Leaders Guide”
The World IP Leaders guide features the top intellectual property attorneys from across the globe.
2016 World Trade Mark Review 1000
“One of the best trademark professionals in the business with an outstanding reputation. The co-author of key tomes Intellectual Property Law in Ireland and Concise European Trade Mark and Design Law, she is in hot demand for her clear, pragmatically attuned guidance.”
2015 Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
“Hall is praised by clients for her “attention to detail, responsiveness and expertise in the field”.
2015 World Trade Mark Review 1000
“The “excellent” Niamh Hall delivers on the attorney part as well as having extremely strong underlying legal knowhow. She possesses academic knowledge, but with a practical edge”.
2014 World Trade Mark Review 1000
“At the forefront of a deep pool of talent is the “simply amazing” Niamh Hall. The first woman to be voted president of Ireland’s Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys, Hall is “a big name across Europe – she handles cases diligently and is especially well versed in the complexities of European trademark law”.
3 February 2016 - CTM renewal fees reduced under new Regulation
2 February 2016 - Practical implications of the EU trade mark reforms – Renewal Fee Update