About Maureen

Maureen is partner and head of our intellectual property team. Maureen works with many of the world’s biggest domestic and global brands particularly in the food & beverage, technology & communications, pharmaceutical and retail sectors, SMEs, start ups, not-for-profit organisations and public sector bodies.

Maureen specialises in all aspects of intellectual  property and technology matters (both contentious and non-contentious) including advising on and maintaining IP portfolios, advising on the clearance, registration, defence, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as devising IP strategies, handling trademark filings and prosecutions, advising and negotiating outsourcing agreements, API and software licence agreements, support and maintenance agreements and software development agreements as well as advising on IP and technology due diligence, website privacy statements and terms & conditions.

Maureen also has broad experience in advising clients on compliance with freedom of information and data protection law.

Recent experience

  • On The Beach (a UK on-line travel agent) in legal proceedings instituted by Ryanair alleging (amongst others) intellectual property infringement
  • BiBA GmbH (an international clothing company) in trade mark infringement proceedings as well as separate trade mark revocation proceedings before the High Court
  • Motivation Weight Management (a renowned indigenous weight loss clinic) on all legal matters including IP
  • VKR Holding A/S (a global investment company) on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Ireland
  • Expedia (an international online travel company) on its data protection obligations in Ireland
  • Fresenius Netcare GmbH (a global healthcare company) on the Irish legal aspects of a cloud service application
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland on all legal matters including compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation
  • Fincons Group on an agreement with Ireland’s public service media provider, RTÉ, regarding an online video platform and related services
Broad knowledge about all aspects of online business.
Chambers Europe 2016
Has a very calm manner - she always seems assured, confident and in control, which is very comforting.
Chambers Europe 2016
Extremely flexible and committed to meeting the company's objectives.
Chambers Europe 2015
In-depth knowledge of IP law and offers practical, business-oriented advice.
Legal 500 2014
She is extremely approachable and proactive; she doesn't let any time pass without trying to resolve initial concerns. She is very focused and driven to give us a solution quickly." "is a personable character who makes complicated things simple and is always straightforward. She tends to strip out all of the background and gives us a clear overview of what needs to be done.
Chambers Europe 2014