Mr David Hackett > Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP

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Work Department

Intellectual Property and Information Technology


David is head of the Intellectual Property Law / Information Technology Law Group. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property law including trademark issues, copyright matters, software development, licensing and distribution and ecommerce issues. He also advises on telecommunications law and regulation in Ireland.


Admitted as a solicitor in 1997
Diploma in Legal Studies, 1993, DIT Rathmines
B.Comm. 1992, University College Dublin

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Media and entertainment

Addleshaw Goddard entered the market in 2022 following its merger with Eugene F. Collins. The group advises companies in the media sector on data protection regulations, intellectual property rights and commercial agreements. The practice also represents media outlets and other organisations facing defamation claims, with Rachel Shanley leading on this work. IT specialist David Hackett is another key figure in the team.

Ireland > Intellectual property

Under the leadership of David Hackett, Addleshaw Goddard‘s intellectual property team focuses on non-contentious matters in this space. Hackett and senior associate Jane Farren are both registered trade mark agents, and are frequently instructed by clients to handle trade mark filing and registration. The practice also advises on managing trade mark portfolios, including assisting clients with trade mark protection and avoiding IP infringement claims, and on the IP elements of corporate transactions.

Ireland > Information technology

Addleshaw Goddard entered the market in 2022 following its merger with Eugene F. Collins. The team advises clients from sectors including healthcare, professional services and retail on outsourcing matters such as software licensing agreements and transactions involving software-as-a-service. The practice acts for both vendors and customers in these transactions; elsewhere, it is engaged on M&A deals involving technology companies, and also provides advice on compliance with data privacy and consumer protection laws. David Hackett heads the practice, with senior associate Jane Farren also focused on this sector.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

Addleshaw Goddard entered the market in 2022 following its merger with Eugene F. Collins. The data privacy team covers a wide range of matters in this space, providing ongoing advice to clients on the GDPR and assistance with data processing agreements and the data protection aspects of commercial agreements. The practice acts for clients in a number of sectors, including healthcare, the public sector and retail. David Hackett leads the team.