If you are part of the games industry then you deal in intellectual property rights. In addition to servicing our clients’ general legal needs we, at LK Shields Solicitors, provide expert, clear, solution-based advice to our clients that operate in the technology, media and entertainment industries. We facilitate them to maximise the benefits of their intellectual property rights, assist them in developing suitable licensing models and other commercialisation methods, and help them to take appropriate action to protect their proprietary rights, when the need arises.

Our clients tell us their business objectives, and we help them achieve their goals quickly and efficiently. Below we set out a brief summary of areas where we have provided legal advice and value to our technology clients:


  • software licensing, including in relation to various sub-licensing and end-user models
  • software support and maintenance agreements
  • software development agreements and R&D
  • software distribution and reseller arrangements

    Hardware agreements

  • hardware supply and maintenance agreements
  • network sharing agreements
  • disaster Recovery Agreements

    Other technology agreements and arrangements

  • technology transfer agreements, including related competition law advice
  • outsourcing technology needs and other services
  • website terms and conditions and privacy policies
  • IT consultancy agreements
  • the formation and enforcement of contracts on the internet, via SMS text and other forms of mobile technology
  • telecommunications services arrangements, including ISP agreements
  • technology export restrictions
  • electronic payment systems agreements

    Protecting intellectual property

  • registering and protecting trade marks and designs
  • trade mark infringement and passing off
  • copyright matters, unregistered design rights and database rights
  • counterfeit and parallel imports matters
  • protection of domain names and related infringement issues
  • patent licensing, infringement and revocations
  • advertising complaints (including ASAI)
  • liability issues in connection with websites, including ISP liability

    General legal issues for technology companies

  • employee issues (internet and email policies, IP ownership etc)
  • employment contracts, options and incentives
  • confidentiality/know how agreements
  • consumer protection legislation, including the application of the distance selling regulations
  • data protection
  • advertising, marketing, sponsorship and promotions, including gaming and lotteries issues
  • distribution and franchising arrangements
  • agency arrangements
  • private equity/venture capital arrangements
  • shareholder structures
  • financing arrangements
  • property transactions

    Our website, www.lkshields.ie, sets out more information about our lawyers and the work that we can do for you. Alternatively, you could email Deirdre Kilroy, a technology law specialist, who would be happy to have an initial chat with you about your business needs. Deirdre can be contacted at dkilroy@lkshields.ie.

    LK Shields Solicitors
    Deirdre Kilroy
    +353 1 661 0866
    LK Shields Solicitors, 39/40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2