Patricia McGovern is the Chairman and Head of the Intellectual Property Department at DFMG Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland. She is a Solicitor, Irish Trade Mark Agent and a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. She has practised in almost all areas of intellectual property law. She is regarded as one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in Ireland and has consistently been highly recommended by organisations such as “The Legal 500”. She has considerable experience in advising on brand strategies, protection strategies for patents, trade marks, designs and copyright, the prosecution to registration of trade marks and designs, the exploitation of intellectual property rights including licence arrangements, and on contentious matters to include trade mark, copyright and design infringement actions, passing off actions, anti-counterfeiting actions, actions for invalidity of patents and for declarations of non-infringement. Patricia is a current member and former Chairman of both the Business Law Committee and the IP Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. She was one of the three Government appointed members of the Copyright Review Group in Ireland which carried out an extensive review of copyright law and reported in 2013. She has written and lectured extensively both in Ireland and internationally.