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Intellectual Property

We are internationally ranked as one of Ireland’s leading full service intellectual property law firms.

quotes They have a thorough understanding of our requirements and are always ready and willing to explain any issues that we may have.Chambers Europe, 2017

The Philip Lee intellectual property group is one of the leading specialists in this area in Ireland. The firm is active in many of the leading cases to come before the Courts and on the advisory side of leading commercial deals.  The emphasis the firm places on this area is reflected in our decision to open a San Francisco office, in addition to our Brussels office, to fully service the needs of international clients. Whether it is advice on the intellectual property aspects of a corporate deal or the protection and/or defence of intellectual property rights Philip Lee offers clients the suite of necessary skills, expertise and experience.


“A five-star service. They provide solutions even on an emergency basis, out of hours.”  Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2016


The team is led by Anne Bateman who is ranked internationally as a leader in her field.  Reflecting Ireland’s Smart Economy the firm advises many leading companies in the pharma, energy, food and drink, technology and aviation sectors. It is one of the few full service ‘dedicated’ intellectual property practices in Ireland. The practice is well known for its focus on service excellence to clients.


Services include advising on:

  • Intellectual property audits
  • Marketing campaigns and clearance
  • Patent litigation and strategy advice
  • Patent advisory services including commercialisation
  • Trade mark and design litigation and strategy advice
  • Trade mark and design commercialisation
  • Anti-counterfeiting advice and watch services
  • Passing off and unfair competition
  • Copyright litigation, advisory and commercialisation
  • ICT agreements, including software and web related
  • Domain name protection and dispute resolution services
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • All aspects of taxation on intellectual property in Ireland


Philip Lee takes ‘a hands-on approach’. Chambers Europe, 2016 



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