Niall Tierney

17 Castle Street
Dublin, Leinster A96 AH57, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-2544116
Fax: 353-1-6335201
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy

Brexit: Impact for British owners of pan-EU Trade Marks (EUTMs)

This article outlines the challenges British brand owners may face in enforcing their pan EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) following Brexit. The article suggests that these challenges can be mitigated by placing EUTMs in Irish companies…more

Rights of Publicity and Personal Portrayal in Ireland

This articles outlines how celebrities and personalities can enforce the Publicity Rights in Ireland and prevent the unauthorized commercial exploitation of their images…more

How will Brexit affect your European Union Trademark and Designs?

This is a briefing note intended to provide guidance to the holders of pan EU Trademark and Designs on the effect the United Kingdom's departure will have on their rights…more

Its not just the tax: Ireland is still the best location for Soft IP rights.

In spite of recent changes by the Irish Government to the controversial ‘Double Irish’ tax scheme, Niall Tierney contends that Ireland is arguably the best location in the European Union to locate, manage, exploit and enforce…more

Ownership and enforcement of Community Trade Marks for businesses not based in the European Union

This article deals explains how non-EU based Community trade mark owners can effectively own and enforce their CTMs. I suggest that one of the most effective ways of enforcing CTMs is to place them within a holding company based…more
Sky International AG and British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc v. Chodhry Umar Hayat Sandha

Panel Decision

This is a UDRP case I filed and prosecuted on behalf of my employer, Sky International AG. The panel found on all grounds of the Complaint and ordered that the domain names in question be transferred to my employer…more
Pretersa Prenavisa Estructuras de Hormigon v Wingram Industrial Company Limited

Decision of Opposition Division of OHIM

The Opposition filed against the core goods and services my client's European (CTM) trademark application was successfully defeated…more

Brand protection policies for Russian businesses

This was an article that I published in the "Russian IP Journal"…more
Jan Hoorens v Lorenz Toys Co Limited

Decision from Opposition Division of EU Trade Marks Office (OHIM)

This is a decision from the Opposition Division of the Trade Marks Department of the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union (OHIM). It is topical because of its treatment of the requirement of…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Quarterly Intellectual Property update - Summer issue

In our summer issue, we discuss: A recent decision from the UK Patents County Court in a dispute between Apple and Samsung over the design of their ‘tablet computers’ A ruling from the Court of Justice of the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Use of Irish Intellectual Property Holding Companies for US businesses

This article outlines why US Intellectual Property owners should consider using an Irish Intellectual Property Holding Company (IPHC) to own, manage, enforce and exploit their European based IPRs. The article summarizes the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Taxation

Quarterly Intellectual Property update - Spring edition

This is Contego Intellectual Property's inaugural quarterly update of Intellectual Property news and developments from Europe, Ireland and the United Kingdom…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Proposal for Image Rights legislation in Ireland

This is an article which I wrote for Irish Intellectual Property Law Quarterly. I advocate the introduction of a statutory Image Right in Ireland and provide an overview of jurisprudence in other countries. …more
Procter and Gamble Business Services v Oral 7 International Pty Ltd

Decision of OHIM Opposition Division

Contego Intellectual Property acted for Oral 7 Pty Ltd in successfully contesting an opposition to its European (CTM) application by Procter & Gamble…more
 /  Intellectual Property
Faberge Limited v Jochen Dauer

Revocation of CTM No.3673274 FABERGÉ

This is a decision from the Cancellation Division of the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union (OHIM) where Contego Intellectual Property acted on behalf of Fabergé Limited, the successful…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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