Gavan Ferguson.


Gavan’s Story:

Gavan is an EU and Irish Trade Mark attorney with over 25 years’ experience in the IP profession. He is the Managing Partner of the firm.

Gavan is a partner in FRKelly, and he handles a wide range of European and International Trade Mark matters. Gavan advises clients in relation to all aspects of brand protection, including searching, registration, watching, enforcement, dispute resolution, and general portfolio management and advisory work. His clients include individual entrepreneurs, through to small and medium-sized businesses, to public listed companies, and even rock bands and musicians.

Gavan has significant experience in advising clients who require commercially focused brand management expertise. He advises a diverse client base, which extends from supporting in-house legal teams to acting as an IP adviser to senior management and to brand marketing teams. He has developed an expertise with regard to strategic trade mark portfolio management, enabling clients to control their IP budgets in a cost-efficient manner. He has extensive knowledge of many jurisdictions across the world and can advise and support clients comprehensively with their global protection and enforcement strategies.

Gavan is listed as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and is also listed as an expert in the field of trade marks in the "Who's Who Legal" series.

World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals complimented Gavan on his ‘broad understanding of all Trade Mark protection, in particular clearances and enforcement’, which he works on for his high profile clients in the music entertainment industry.

Career and qualifications

  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • B.CL.
  • B.A.
  • Dip. EU Law

Awards and citations

  • Trade mark star 2022 - IP Stars
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