Niamh Hall.


Our friend, colleague and partner Niamh Hall sadly passed away on Sunday, 20th November 2022.

Niamh was a highly respected Trade Mark Attorney, solicitor and notary public who served the Irish and European IP profession in many different ways. She was the first woman to hold the office of President of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA), and co-authored the leading Irish IP law textbook, “Intellectual Property Law in Ireland” (Clark, Smyth & Hall). She also co-authored “Technology and Intellectual Property Law” (Law Society of Ireland) and “Concise European Trade Mark and Design Law” (Kluwer Law International). Niamh offered lectures in IP law at the Law Society of Ireland, and she represented the profession on the Trade Marks Examination Board. Niamh was also recognised by numerous independent publications over the years as an ‘International IP Star’, a ‘World IP Leader’, one of the ‘IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists’, and was one of the ‘Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide’.

Niamh was a valued mentor and role model who brought immense energy and enthusiasm to everything that she did. She joined FRKelly in 2002 as a junior associate, moving up the ranks to partnership. Throughout her career she was renowned for her utmost levels of integrity, service and leadership, and was held in the highest regard by her colleagues, peers and clients both in Ireland and across the world.

Above all, Niamh will be missed as a very dear friend. Her kindness and positive influence will remain with us for years to come as we carry her memory.

Any correspondence that would have normally been sent to Niamh can be directed to Adam Flynn at

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