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Ciara Cullen

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IP and technology


Partner. An IP and technology litigation specialist, Ciara is dual qualified in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and has acted in several international disputes.

Having acted in several disputes before the English and Irish Courts, the UK IPO, the ICC and CIETAC, Ciara's practice also has a significant international element and sees her advising clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes across the full range of IP rights including trade marks / passing off, copyright, patents, design rights, breach of confidential information and IP licence disputes.

On the non-contentious side, Ciara supports clients on brand protection and counterfeit issues, IP projects and licensing, sponsorship/endorsement arrangements, franchising and commercial contracts.  She also provides specialist advice on IP and technology acquisitions and disposals. 

Clients range from luxury goods, retail and food to FMCG, technology, media, life sciences, insurance and financial services. 

Ciara has been published in several leading journals including Managing IP, e-Commerce Law and Policy, SCL, LexisNexis and ILO and regularly speaks at client and industry conferences. Ciara is a member of the editorial team that produces the annual TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

RPC has expanded its brand management practice with the recruitment of Paul Joukador, who specialises in commercial and technology matters from Hogan Lovells International LLP, and Jon Bartley from¬†Penningtons Manches LLP. The team headed by advertising expert Oliver Bray advises clients such as Google, Coca-Cola and Dolce & Gabbana on branding and marketing, traditional and new media publishing, contentious and non-contentious IP matters, digital media and data protection. Bray, Victoria Noto and Stuart Harris have recently assisted Facebook on several global advertising and marketing initiatives including collaborations with agencies to develop social media focused advertising, in addition to advising News UK and Ireland on running of promotions across the Sun and The Times publications. Ciara Cullen has advised the Pernod Ricard group on G. H. Mumm‚Äôs sponsorship arrangements with Usain Bolt. The ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô Jeremy Drew continues to assist Sports Direct in advertising, copy clearance and regulatory matters. Nicola Cain assists publishing and media sector clients on regulatory and data-related aspects of marketing.

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