About Niall Tierney

Niall Tierney is a registered, regulated and fully insured Intellectual Property Attorney. Níall’s reputation is for providing commercially orientated Intellectual Property advice and assistance to clients in a timely manner.

Níall combines his knowledge of Intellectual Property law with his 29 years’ of experience and a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to provide clients with strategic focused advice about  the use and ownership of key intellectual property assets, specifically, brands; product designs; packaging/get up; industrial designs; copyright and related rights; image rights; Trade marks and trade secrets.

What Niall can do for you?

As an attorney specialising in Intellectual Property law, Niall provides advice and assistance to businesses in relation to the clearance, enforcement, licensing, management, protection and securitisation of brands; trade marks; designs; image rights; logos; literary, musical and artistic works within Ireland and throughout the European Union.

For full details of the services Niall provides, please click on ‘Services’ drop down menu above.

N.B. Niall does not provide legal advice or assistance in relation to Patents, including prosecution and renewal services. If you require advice in securing, maintaining and exploiting Patents, a full list of qualified Patent Agents in Ireland can be found on the website of the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland.

Why choose Niall?

Níall Tierney has 29 years’ experience as a leading Intellectual Property attorney with the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Throughout his career, Níall’s expertise and acumen has been frequently recognised in top independent legal directories such as “The Legal 500®” and “WTR 1000®”

In WTR 1000®, Niall was been ranked in the top ‘Gold Tier’ for Trademark Prosecution and Strategy in Ireland.

As one of the most highly rated Intellectual Property attorneys in Ireland, Níall was listed in the prestigious WTR Global Leaders” directory for 2020, 2021 and 2022.  

Níall has both private practice and  in-house experience gained during his time working in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.   

Níall has been a European Union Intellectual Property Office Professional Representative since 2 February 1996.  

Níall has been authorised to practice before the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland as a European Economic Area Attorney since September 1994.

Níall is a Registered Trade Mark Attorney of the United Kingdom and authorised to practice before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office.

Níall is also authorised before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Niall’s Expertise

  • Anti Counterfeiting Law
  • Competition Law, insofar as it applies to Intellectual Property
  • Comparative Advertising Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Domain Name Enforcement Law
  • Exhaustion of Rights Law
  • Geographical Indications & Appellations of Origin Law
  • Injurious Falsehood Law
  • Industrial Designs Law
  • Passing off Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Right of Publicity/Image Rights Law
  • Trade Libel Law
  • Trade Mark Law
  • Trade Name Disputes Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Unfair Competition Law