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Maureen Daly

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Intellectual property


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


  • Member and former chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Ecomlex (an association of leading data protection and technology lawyers)
  • Member of ITechLaw, INTA and Marques
  • Named as one of the top 250 women in IP in the 2016 edition of Managing Intellectual Property – IP STARS, which recognises accomplished female IP practitioners from across the globe
  • Contributor to "Technology and IP Law" published by Tottel Publishing; “Data Protection Laws of the World” published by Sweet & Maxwell; and “Character Merchandising in Europe” published by Kluwer Law International


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons, University College Dublin, 1991)
  • Diploma in Legal Studies (College of Commerce Rathmines, 1992)
  • Solicitor (Law Society of Ireland, 1995)
  • Irish registered Trade Mark Attorney and Community Trade Mark Attorney (Irish Patents Office and EUIPO, 1998)
  • Diploma in Applied European Law (Law Society of Ireland, 2000)
  • Masters in UK, EC and US Copyright Law (King’s College London, 2008)


Information technology

Within: Information technology

Maureen Daly leads the team at Beauchamps, which advises on outsourcing, compliance with consumer and freedom of information legislation, social media-related issues, and data protection and privacy law.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Taking a partner-led approach when it comes to IP matters, Beauchamps’ Maureen Daly is representing international clothing company BiBA in trade mark infringement proceedings against House of Fraser. Other reputable instructions included acting for Volkswagen in an IP dispute which was resolved without having to commence proceedings, and advising My Pillow on brand protection.

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