TIERNEY IP is the legal consultancy practice of  Níall Tierney , an Intellectual Property attorney with over 25 years of experience gained while working for top law firms and industry in Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

TIERNEY IP is based in the European Union and specialises in helping businesses to clear, protect, maintain, monetise  and enforce brands; trademarks; designs; image/personality rights; literary, music and artistic works.

​TIERNEY IP is commercially focused, responsive, streamlined and efficient. Its services are delivered with extensive multi-jurisdictional and cross-industry expertise.

What can TIERNEY IP do for you?

  • Clearance of corporate and business names for use prior to incorporation
  • Provision of ‘Freedom to Operate’ advice in your chosen fields and territorial markets.
  • Provision of advice and assistance in clearing brands and designs prior to market launch.
  • ​Provision of advice on the suitability of brands, logos, slogans, advertising jingles and other signs for registration as trade marks.
  • Provision of advice on suitability of designs for registration.
  • ​Provision of advice and assistance in the filing and prosecution of trade mark and design applications before relevant Intellectual Property offices.
  • Provision of advice and assistance on the exploitation of trade marks and designs through licensing and franchising to other parties.
  • Provision of advice and assistance on the transfer of trade marks and designs to other parties.
  • Provision of advice on the use of trade marks and designs as security for investment and/or loan capital for your business.
  • Provision of advice on the enforcement of trade marks and designs in cases of third party infringement.
  • Provision of advice on the management and audit of trade mark and design portfolios.
  • Provision of Due Diligence advice in transactions involving trade marks and designs.
  • Provision of advice and assistance in prosecuting Domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • Provision of advice and assistance to personalities in protecting their image and other characteristics of their identity.
  • Provision of advice on the protection, monetisation, and protection of literary, musical and artistic works under Copyright law.

While TIERNEY IP does not provide Patent filing and renewal services, the practice has a collaborative working relationship with an established firm of Chartered and European Patent Attorneys in Ireland. The practice would be happy to refer on your behalf.

Why choose TIERNEY IP?

Complimentary Consultation

TIERNEY IP’s mission is not simply to just deliver legal services, but also to acquire and maintain a full understanding and appreciation of what a client’s business is about.

All new clients are provided with an initial complimentary consultation so that the practice has a full understanding of what brand protection objectives you have and how TIERNEY IP may help you to achieve and maintain them.

Recognised Expertise

Níall Tierney, has over 25 years experience as a leading Intellectual Property lawyer. His expertise has been recognised in top independent legal directories such as “The Legal 500” and “WTR 1000”.  Having worked both in private practice and in-house in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Switzerland,  Níall is one of the most highly rated Intellectual Property lawyers in Ireland.

Níall is qualified to practice as a Trade Mark & Design representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office; the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland; the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

How does TIERNEY IP charge?

TIERNEY IP is an efficiently run Intellectual Property law practice which deliberately keeps its operating costs and overheads low.

TIERNEY IP’s fees and the way the practice charges clients are highly competitive. TIERNEY IP always endeavours to make clients aware of the cost of a matter before undertaking work.

For most matters, TIERNEY IP charges on the basis of fixed fees. For those matters which are not charged on a fixed fee basis, TIERNEY IP actively encourages clients to work with the practice on the basis of TIERNEY IP’s ‘Alternative Fee’ (non ‘hourly rate’) arrangements.

TIERNEY IP is more than prepared to tailor fee arrangements to specific client needs.

If you would like more information about TIERNEY IP’s fixed fees and/or ‘Alternative Fee’ arrangements, please email the practice at office@tierneyip.com


TIERNEY IP is based in the European Union Member State of IRELAND

Correspondence Address

Galway Technology Centre
Mervue Business Park
Galway City
County Galway
H91 D932

Phone: +353 1 2544116 or


Registered Office

Vicar Street
County Galway
H54 EK73

Galway, Ireland is based within the Western European time zone.

The above addresses are not authorised to accept service on behalf of TIERNEY IP.  TIERNEY IP will also not accept service by email of any kind without prior specific written approval.