We are Northern Ireland’s leading Intellectual Property law firms with a highly regarded team of dedicated IP specialists.
Carson McDowell’s Intellectual Property team provides both contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all aspects of intellectual property protection and exploitation. As such it has substantial expertise dealing with the intellectual property issues arising not only in a transactional and advisory context, but also in the litigation of matters relating to protection and infringement of intellectual property.
Intellectual property can be complex, many people think of it as merely innovative products and designs; however, it can be far more and include many aspects of your business. Our team's legal advice therefore covers a comprehensive spectrum of intellectual property rights, both registered and unregistered, including: copyright, registered design rights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, knowhow, proprietary and commercially sensitive information.
Specialist intellectual property areas of expertise include the filing of trademark applications, the licensing of intellectual property, the safe sharing of existing IP and ownership of new IP generated by collaborative projects undertaken in conjunction with third parties and the prosecution and defence of patent infringement proceedings. The team's long standing relationship with the local universities also means it has considerable expertise across a number of technology sectors.
Our IP lawyers are leaders in the field. Through our extensive knowledge, we can support you in identifying and managing your full IP portfolio so you can translate the innovation and creativity of your business into commercial success.
If you have a query or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.
We provide a general IP law support service for Ulster University, including Innovation Ulster Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ulster University for IP and technology transfer related activities and spin out projects.
Advised ARC Regulatory on the protection of its IP in respect of its new digital tool, ARC360, which acts as a 24/7 regulatory consultant.
Advised STATSports on how to protect the IP in the technology it develops whether in-house or by engaging third party suppliers, the software it uses, the contracts it enters into with customers and the high profile investments made in the company by high profile athletes.
Assisted AquaQ in protecting its IP through devising its own templates including a Master Services Agreement, Consultancy Agreement and End User Software Licensing Agreement.
Drafted the IP warranties and disclosures required under the transaction documents for the shareholders of Neueda Limited, a global digital solutions consultancy and training company, which was sold to Version 1 Software limited, an IT service provider.
Acted for Seagate in the successful defence of a complex and high-value patent infringement action, brought by Siemens.
Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of the Tayto Group to prevent infringement of its trade mark rights.
Advise and act for a major global manufacturer in the protection and enforcement of its design rights, patents and confidential information and have obtained injunctive relief and undertakings against competitors who have infringed our client’s intellectual property rights.
— The Legal 500
"One of the few genuinely expert firms in IP in NI."
— The Legal 500
“Peter Guzhar – one of few genuine IP experts in NI.”
— The Legal 500
“One of few firms in NI who can genuinely say they are experts in this area. Great client base.”