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Ciara Cullen
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Ciara Cullen
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An IP and technology litigation specialist, Ciara Cullen is dual qualified in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and has acted in several international disputes.

Having acted in several disputes before the English and Irish Courts, the UK IPO, the ICC and CIETAC, Ciara's practice also has a significant international element and sees her advising clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes across the full range of IP rights including trade marks / passing off, copyright, patents, design rights, breach of confidential information and IP licence disputes.

 

On the non-contentious side, Ciara supports clients on brand protection and counterfeit issues, IP projects and licensing, sponsorship/endorsement arrangements, franchising and commercial contracts.  She also provides specialist advice on IP and technology acquisitions and disposals. 

 

Clients range from luxury goods, retail and food to FMCG, technology, media, life sciences, insurance and financial services. 

 

Ciara has been published in several leading journals including Managing IP, e-Commerce Law and Policy, SCL, LexisNexis and ILO and regularly speaks at client and industry conferences.   Ciara is a member of the editorial team that produces the annual TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide.

Relevant work

Advising several premium and luxury spirits brands on the exploitation and protection of IP rights, IP enforcement and counterfeit issues, sponsorship and endorsement arrangements and IP disputes in various jurisdictions

Acting for a global petrochemical company in arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong before CIETAC relating to alleged breach of confidential information

Acting for an international food conglomerate in a franchising and trade mark dispute before the ICC in Paris

Acting for an international service company in a procurement outsourcing dispute before the UK Commercial Court

Acting for a multinational pharmaceutical company in patent infringement and revocation proceedings concerning coronary stents before the Irish Commercial Court

Directory Quotes

"Rising star" – Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2016 edition 

Memberships

Member of the London Irish Business Society (LIBS)
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