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William Fry

2 GRAND CANAL SQUARE, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 639 5000
Fax:
Fax +353 1 639 5333
DX:
23 DUBLIN
Email:
Web:
www.williamfry.com
Dublin, London, Mountain View, New York

Leo Moore

Tel:
Work +353 1 639 5152
Email:
William Fry

Work Department

Technology; Intellectual Property.

Position

Leo is a Partner in the William Fry Technology Group, specialising in information technology (including e-commerce), data protection, intellectual property and commercial law. As part of his practice Leo advises on IT and business process outsourcing, software licensing and development, Internet of Things, apps and smart technology, e-commerce, cloud computing, systems integration, FinTech, strategic legal due diligence and on sports related matters. A regular contributor of articles to publications, Leo has also participated in lecture programmes on data protection, commercial law and intellectual property. He is a lecturer on the Law Society’s Diploma Programme and its Professional Practice.

Member

Leo is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA). He is also a registered Irish and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.


Ireland

Information technology

Within: Information technology

William Fry handled a number of M&A deals in the technology sector, as well as advising technology multinationals on matters such as GDPR readiness, privacy law and IT systems integration. Highlights included practice head David Cullen representing a technology industry association in its successful application to be admitted as an amicus curae in a case in which the Irish Data Protection Regulator is seeking a reference to the CJEU on the legality of international transfers of data. John O’Connor and Leo Moore are also recommended.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

William Fry covers the whole range of IP work, which is evidenced by Carol Plunkett defending a company in the travel industry in trade mark, copyright and passing-off claims. Adept at handling large-scale trade mark and patent litigation with a focus on the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device areas, Laura Scott is representing a renowned pharmaceutical company in patent revocation proceedings in the Commercial Court. The firm also has a dedicated trade mark and design registration and portfolio management practice. Further team members include Leo Moore and senior associates Charleen O’Keeffe and Colette Brady.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

William Fry acts for a number of key media players. Practice head Fiona Barry, who specialises in defamation and privacy matters, represented a financial adviser in defamation proceedings against his former employer and advised ComReg on an internal report on defamation and fair procedures. Leo Moore advised Bord Gáis Energy on the naming rights and distribution agreement for a well-known building and the sponsorship of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Sinead Keavey, who has particular expertise in defamation law relating to social media, is also noted.

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Transport

Within: Transport

David Maughan leads the team at William Fry, which stands out for its 'strong legal and market knowledge'. The practice is strong in the aviation sector: Maughan and the 'very astute' Mary Ward advised a global aircraft leasing company on its acquisition of an Irish firm, and Jarleth Heneghan assisted daa with an infrastructure project at Dublin Airport. Logistics, rail, road and shipping are also key areas of focus. Leo Moore is noted for his advice on technology, IP and data protection pertaining to transport matters, and Richard Breen is also recommended.

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