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 > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Gerard KellyMason Hayes & Curran LLP

Offering ‘depth of knowledge that is second to none‘, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP advises multinational clients from a range of sectors on the registration, commercialisation and protection of intellectual property. The team’s litigation work covers complex disputes in sectors including food and beverages, technology, and pharmaceutical. The team also advises a number of social media clients on Norwich Pharmacal orders related to breaches of copyrights by users of their sites. Practice head Gerard Kelly is known for handling contentious disputes and Brian McElligott handles much of the team’s advisory IP work. Senior associate Eimear O’Brien is also noted for IP litigation.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

Noted for its ‘excellent service and advice‘, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has significant expertise in healthcare litigation, defending public and private sector clients against high-profile medical negligence claims. Other areas of strength include M&A in the life sciences sector, patent litigation and regulatory matters. Kevin Power, who specialises in medical negligence and product liability litigation, and Martin Kelleher, who focuses on corporate transactions, jointly lead the team. Gerard Kelly advises on IP matters, Michaela Herron has significant expertise in product liability matters, particularly relating to medical devices, and senior associate Ciara Deasy focuses on healthcare litigation.