About TIERNEY IP

TIERNEY IP is the Intellectual Property consultancy practice of  Níall Tierney , an 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 & the United Kingdom and provides advice on non-Patent related EU and UK Intellectual Property law. The practice provides commercially orientated Intellectual Property advice and assistance to clients in a timely and cost competitive manner.

TIERNEY IP combines its knowledge of the law with years of experience and a no nonsense approach to provide clients with strategic focused advice about  freedom to use and own Intellectual Property rights coupled with the ability to stop others imitating such rights.

TIERNEY IP also guides and advises clients in achieving maximum value for key business assets, namely brands; product designs and packaging/get up; designs; copyright and related rights; image rights; trade marks and trade secrets.

​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?

As a practice specialising in Intellectual Property law, TIERNEY IP 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 TIERNEY IP’s services, please click on ‘Services’ drop down menu above.

While TIERNEY IP does not provide Patent prosecution 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?

Recognised Expertise

Níall Tierney has over 25 years experience as a leading Intellectual Property lawyer.

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® (2020), Niall was ranked in the top ‘Gold Tier’ for Trademark Prosecution and Strategy in Ireland.

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

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.

Competitive fees and flexible charging structure

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 will always make clients aware of how they will be charged on 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. Also, 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.

Our Expertise

  • Anti Counterfeiting Law
  • Breach of Confidence Law
  • Competition Law, insofar as it applies to Intellectual Property
  • Comparative Advertising Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Database Rights Law
  • Domain Name Enforcement Law
  • European Data Protection 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