Brian Conroy

Experience
About Brian

Experience

Brian is a solicitor on Leman Solicitors’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.  He is a registered trade mark agent, and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Brian originally trained and worked in McCann FitzGerald Solicitors in the commercial litigation department. He has featured on Bloomberg and Business Insider in respect of his high-profile trade mark investigations, and is regular contributor on national radio and print media in relation to intellectual property matters. Brian advises clients in relation to all aspects of media law, including brand protection, domain dispute resolutions, copyright protection and enforcement. More generally, Brian also advises a wide range of corporate and commercial clients on contractual disputes and general commercial litigation. Brian has a broad range of experience in contentious High Court litigation and represents clients before the Commercial Division of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Brian is a Bachelor of Law and LLB graduate of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is a registered trade mark agent, and was awarded a Diploma in Data Protection Practice from the Law Society of Ireland.

Recent Work

  • Advising, representing and advocating on behalf of clients before the UK Intellectual Property Office on appeal from a decision of the Adjudicating Officer;
  • Submitting a detailed opposition on novel grounds against an application for registration of a trade mark before the European Intellectual Property Office;
  • Successfully advising a client and settling at an early stage an infringement of the client’s rights under the law of passing off; and
  • Representing a number of Revenue Appointed liquidators in relation to applications for disqualification of Directors, and securing the joint longest disqualification in the history of the state.

About Brian Conroy

Brian is a recent recruit to the Leman team, having applied for a job with a slightly unusual ‘CV’ that simply couldn’t be ignored (it was a video!). As well as being a solicitor, he is a radio presenter, qualified hypnotherapist and public speaking coach.

Brian has two small kids and a dog with his wife Orla. Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary once told him he was punching above his weight; Brian concedes he was correct.

Brian thinks he’s hilarious (really, he does) and once performed a stand-up comedy set before a paying audience. As best we are aware, nobody requested a refund.

He likes trade marks so much, be blogs about them in his spare time. Yes, really. He firmly believes you can predict the future by closely observing trade mark filings and has previously predicted the names of Apple and Google Products and the name of Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s new Netflix show.

Brian Conroy is not his nemesis Brian Conroy BL, but sometimes wishes he was.