Designs & Copyright
B.Sc. (Comp. Sc.); Solicitor B.C.L; European Patent Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney
Shane has been a Partner in FRKelly since 1989. He was Chairman of the Trade Marks Committee during the passage of the Trade Marks Act, 1996.
Shane has degrees from both Trinity College (BSc Computer Science) and University College Dublin (BCL). He is a regular guest lecturer on computer law and intellectual property for both universities and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, business seminars and workshops.
He most recently co-authored the third edition of the leading Irish legal textbook on intellectual property, “Intellectual Property Law in Ireland” (Clark, Smyth & Hall, 4th edition, Bloomsbury Professional, 2016).
Shane was also a member of The Scientific Committee advising the EU Commission regarding the registration of geographical indications of origin. He is the President of AIPPI (Irish Group), a Council Member of MARQUES (The Association of European Trade Mark Owners, a Committee Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) and is a member of the EPI Disciplinary Committee.
Shane has a specialist interest in licensing and assignment of intellectual property and is a leading authority on design and copyright matters. While his client base has a local and international reach, he is closely involved in international intellectual property protection for indigenous Irish companies.
Shane was recently noted as being “ahead of the pack” in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 Handbook. He is based in our Dublin Office.