Panelist Profile


Shane Smyth

FRKelly, Partner (IE)


B.Sc. (Comp. Sc.); Solicitor B.C.L; European Patent Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney

Shane has been a Partner in FRKelly since 1989. Shane has degrees from both Trinity College (BSc Computer Science) and University College Dublin (BCL). He is a regular guest lecturer on computer law and intellectual property for both universities and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, business seminars and workshops. He most recently co-authored the fourth edition of the leading Irish legal textbook on intellectual property, “Intellectual Property Law in Ireland” (Clark, Smyth & Hall, 4th edition, Bloomsbury Professional, 2016). Shane was also a member of The Scientific Committee advising the EU Commission regarding the registration of geographical indications of origin. Shane has a specialist interest in licensing and assignment of intellectual property and is a leading authority on design and copyright matters. While his client base has a local and international reach, he is closely involved in international intellectual property protection for indigenous Irish companies.