Head of Intellectual Property at Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers
Laura is a specialist in intellectual property (IP) law with more than 20 years’ experience. Flynn O’Driscoll (FOD) is an award-winning business law firm with offices in Galway, Dublin and London and Laura serves as Head of IP across the group. Prior to joining FOD, Laura established and for many years operated her own IP firm, Galway-based TradeSecrets Limited, which merged with FOD in May 2014. Laura has extensive experience in advising clients in a wide range of IP, data protection and related commercial matters and over the course of her career Laura has worked in-house for large multi-national corporations in Ireland and USA. A SCCUL mentor since 2012, Laura holds a B.A. (Hons.) (Business and Law), a LLB Postgraduate Degree in Law (Hons.), a Masters in European and Comparative Law (LLM) (Hons) (International Business) and is a trade mark and design attorney, a C.I.Arb. accredited mediator and qualified arbitrator.
4 area’s you can help a business with:
- Intellectual Property – understanding intellectual property and how to protect, manage and exploit it, licensing (including software licensing), dealing with IP ownership and related disputes, assignments and related transactions an documents.
- Data Protection – implementing appropriate privacy policies and practices in connection with the collection, use, processing, storage and transfer (where permitted) of personal data.
- Commercial contracts – reviewing, advising and implementing supply agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing services agreements, agency agreements, terms and conditions and other commercial agreements.
- Corporate transactions – handing investments for shares in the capital of a company (including EI investments), loan note instruments, purchase or sale of a business or its assets and other similar transactions.