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IP Law Cafe- October 2015


Dermot Doyle - Patents Office

'To Trademark or not to Trademark'

Milstream Common Room, October 15th @ 4PM
Admission free, all welcome to attend

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.

Dermot Doyle
Dermot Doyle is a career civil servant having worked in a number of Government Departments since 1977. He joined the Patents Office in 1997 in advance of the office's decentralisation to Kilkenny. He is currently the Head of Trade Marks and Designs Division with responsibility for all examination and opposition functions. He is the Hearing Officer and presides over all inter-partes hearings and adjudicates on disputes regarding the registration of trade marks and designs at the Patents Office. Dermot is Ireland's representative on the Administrative Board and Budget Committee of the Community Trade Mark Office and is also a member of the Trade Mark Agents Registration Board.

Further details
The IP Law Café takes place every month during 2015/2016. 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

Future dates for your diary:
November 19, 2015: Employees and IP Law – Keeping Secrets, Eddie Keane, School of Law, UL
December 10,  2015: The EU Digital Single Market, Professor Robert Clark, Arthur Cox Solicitors

ICEL Director: Raymond J Friel, School of Law, University of Limerick
Email:; ICEL Website: