About Niall

Niall Tierney is an experienced, registered, regulated and fully insured Intellectual Property Lawyer and Consultant.

Niall combines his knowledge of Intellectual Property law with his 30 years of experience and a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to provide clients with strategic focused legal advice about  the monetisation, ownership and use of key intellectual property assets.

Niall’s particular speciality is in the clearance, protection and maintenance of brands; industrial designs; product packaging/get up; copyright and related rights; personality rights and trade secrets. His reputation is for providing commercially orientated Intellectual Property advice and assistance to clients in a timely manner.

What Niall can do for you?

As a lawyer specialising in Intellectual Property law, Niall provides advice and assistance to businesses and individuals 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 the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Niall can act on behalf of clients before:

The European Union Intellectual Property Office
The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
The World Intellectual Property Organization

Niall is also available to represent clients in Mediation and Arbitration proceedings. He is a signatory to the World Intellectual Property Organization Mediation Pledge.

Further details of the services Niall provides can be found by clicking  on ‘Services’ drop down menu above.

Legal advice and assistance in relation to Patents

Why choose Niall?

Niall Tierney has 30 years experience as a leading qualified Intellectual Property lawyer within the European Union and the United Kingdom (City of London).

Throughout his career, Niall’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 has been regularly 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, Niall has been regularly listed on a yearly basis in the prestigious WTR Global Leaders”.  

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

All matters are solely handled by Niall from start to finish.

All communications with Niall are protected under statute through the doctrine of legal professional privilege, which means they are confidential and cannot be disclosed to the other side without his client’s permission.

For clients based outside of the European Union and the United Kingdom, Niall can invoice and accept payments in US Dollars.

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


Image Rights/Right of Publicity Law


Injurious Falsehood Law


Industrial Designs Law


Passing off Law


Privacy Law


Trade Libel Law


Trade Mark Law


Trade Name Disputes Law


Trade Secrets Law


Unfair Competition Law