Mr Gerard Kelly > Mason Hayes & Curran LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property


Gerard is head of the Intellectual Property team at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. He advises clients on IP matters and disputes, including substantial patent, passing off, trade mark, copyright and design litigation. He has been involved in many of the most high profile IP cases in recent years in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, including the most recent preliminary injunction applications.

Gerard is a registered Irish and European trade mark agent. He also has particular experience in non-contentious IP matters such as advising on protection and licensing strategies for IP rights.


Law Society of Ireland; Law Society of England and Wales; Law Society of Northern Ireland; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Irish Taxation Institute; Association for the Protection on Industrial Property (AIPPI); International Trademark Association (INTA); European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).


University of Limerick, BA Law and Accounting; University College Dublin, Diploma, Arbitration; University College Dublin, LLM, Commercial Law; Law Society of Ireland, Diploma, E-Commerce; Irish Taxation Institute, AITI; King’s College London, University of London, Postgraduate Diploma, UK, European and US Law of Copyright and Related Rights; Law Society of Ireland, Diploma, Commercial Litigation; University of London, LLM, International Intellectual Property Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Media and entertainment

Mason Hayes & Curran‘s broad media and entertainment practice encompasses corporate transactions and commercial matters as well as litigation. The practice is particularly active in handling M&A deals involving media companies, with practice head and media regulation specialist Michael Madden acting alongside the firm’s corporate partners to advise on these transactions. Madden’s regulatory work includes assisting clients with compliance with EU regulations such as the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. Gerard Kelly is another name to note and represents clients in media-related disputes, including commercial litigation and defamation claims.

Ireland > Intellectual property

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Gerard KellyMason Hayes & Curran LLP

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP is highly active in the full range of contentious intellectual property matters, including acting for clients in disputes relating to the infringement of patents, trade marks, copyright and supplementary protection certificates. The practice represents clients in the Irish High Court and Commercial Court and provides assistance with pre-litigation strategies, including reaching settlements. The team also handles the management of IP portfolios at the Irish and EU levels. Gerard Kelly leads the practice and senior associate Eimear O’Brien is also a key contact.