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IP Café November 2016 - Raymond Friel - 'Why Brexit May Stop the Music'. The impact of Brexit on IP Management

IP Cafe

IP Law Café
We are pleased to announce the next event of the IP Law Café at the University of Limerick. Designed for practitioners, business people, academics and anyone who has to deal with IP issues on a daily basis or is just curious about the role Intellectual Property plays in the modern commercial world, the Café is a series of afternoon engagements focussed around a specific topic with input from a recognised expert in the field. It is then followed by lively discussion among all the participants providing for networking, peer learning and development in the crucial area of Intellectual Property. This month will focus on the potential impact of Brexit on the management and exploitation of IP rights within Ireland, the UK and the EU.

Raymond J Friel
Raymond J Friel is a graduate of UCC and the University of Exeter and was called to the Bar in 1986. After an appointment in University College Wales, he joined the School of Law at University of Limerick in 1989. Since then, he was Head of School for nine years, Interim Head of the Department of History for one year and University Advocate for four years. He has held visiting Professorships at Boston College Law School, Western University Law School in Canada, the University of New Hampshire Law School and the University of Kansas Law School. His areas of specialisation are contract and commercial law and he has authored leading treatises on contract, tax and business law. He has published extensively both nationally and internationally in prestigious law reviews, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Fordham Journal of International Law, Common Law World Review, Arbitration, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Journal of Legal Education, Washburn Law Review and University of Kansas Law Review, to name a few. Currently he is Director of the International Commercial and Economic Law Research Group and is an examiner for the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns in Contract Law and an examiner Law Society of Ireland entrance examination in Tort Law. He has also been appointed to several Universities as an external examiner and has been invited as an expert referee for a number of journals. He is co-PI on two Horizon 2020 projects dealing with semi-autonomous vehicles.
Further details
The IP Law Café takes place every month during 2016/2017. All meetings are held in the Millstream Common Room at the University of Limerick at 4pm and food and refreshments are served. Admission is free but we would appreciate prior registration of interest by email to

ICEL Director: Raymond J Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick
Email:; ICEL Website:
Venue: Millstream Common Room. Time: 4pm onwards
Services: Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Cost: Free
CPD Points: 1.5 points available on request. RSVP: