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Ciara Cullen
Partner at RPC


Ciara specialises in IP & Tech and is dual qualified in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Having acted in disputes before the English and Irish Courts, the UK IPO, the ICC and CIETAC, Ciara's practice has a significant international element and sees her advising clients across the full range of IP rights including trade marks / passing off, copyright, patents, design rights, breach of confidential information and IP licence disputes.

On the non-contentious side, Ciara supports clients on brand management, protection and counterfeit issues, IP/tech projects and licensing, sponsorship/endorsement/influencer arrangements, franchising and commercial contracts. She also provides specialist advice on IP and Tech acquisitions and disposals.

Ciara's clients range from luxury goods, food and drink brands, to FMCG, retailers, technology, media, life sciences and insurance companies.  Ciara is head of RPC's Food & Drink Group and has been advising clients in the sector for several years.

Ciara has been published in several leading journals including Managing IP, EIPR, e-Commerce Law and Policy, SCL, LexisNexis and ILO and regularly speaks at client and industry conferences. She has been interviewed by Sky News in relation to new copyright exceptions and is a member of the editorial team that produces the annual TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide. Ciara's expertise is recognised in the specialist IP directories World Trade Mark Review and IP Stars.

Agenda Sessions

  • Trade Marks in the Digital Age