UK firm Burges Salmon launches Dublin IP practice in response to Brexit

UK firm Burges Salmon launches Dublin IP practice in response to Brexit

Pictured (L-R): Louise Carey and Alison Brennan

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has announced the launch of a new Dublin office from which its intellectual property practice will continue its EU trade mark offering after the end of the Brexit transition period.

The firm has appointed experienced trade mark attorneys Louise Carey and Alison Brennan to lead the Dublin team.

Ms Carey is a dual qualified Irish solicitor and Irish/EU trade mark attorney, who joins the firm from Tomkins with 30 years’ experience in EU and Irish trade mark law across both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. She has also lectured at the Law Society of Ireland, tutoring on its IP diploma course.

Ms Brennan is a dual-qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney with experience advising on contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters in the EU and Ireland.

Roger Bull, managing partner of Burges Salmon, said: “We’re delighted to be cementing our reputation as a strategic player in the European intellectual property market with the opening of a subsidiary office in Dublin.

“The launch of our Ireland-based IP practice demonstrates our commitment to the needs of our clients as we continue to represent them on EU trade mark matters and wider intellectual property portfolio protection in the post-Brexit market.

“Our EU offering and ability to assist clients in the Irish market will also enable us to develop our existing client relationships as well as supporting the growth of our internationally recognised practice.”

Jeremy Dickerson, head of Burges Salmon’s IP team, added: “It’s a very exciting time for Burges Salmon and for the practice. We’re proud to represent a number of high-profile, global brands and our subsidiary office in Dublin means that we can continue to deliver our market-leading expertise and insight in the EU across a range of industry sectors after the Brexit transition period has ended.”

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