Understand our story

At FRKelly we offer a wide range of services relating to patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, and other intellectual property matters. But really, we offer a lot more than that because our passion about our work is matched only by yours. 

An illustration of this is the fact that during the WWII years it was often extremely difficult and sometimes even impossible to obtain renewal instructions from abroad. In spite of this FRKelly clients were very pleasantly surprised to learn that their Trade Mark portfolios were still intact after the war because renewal fees had been paid despite the absence of instructions. 

This, in essence, is the standard and quality of service that FRKelly still stands for and aspires to today. Our commitment and dedication to each and every client is our hallmark and guarantee.

Why FRKelly

With teams based in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, we offer a personalised, client-focused approach to provide practical and effective legal advice, tailored to the needs of individual businesses. As a leading specialist in intellectual property law, we work with both local and international clients. From SMEs and start-ups to world-class institutions, corporate clients, academic and research institutes and high net worth individuals, we provide all of them with a comprehensive range of patent, trade mark, design and copyright services.

While our reputation for knowledge and integrity has evolved over 90 years, we also believe in being accessible and personable, delivering exceptional levels of service. Our pursuit of continual improvement in our service to clients and associates is reflected in our maintenance of ISO quality assurance accreditation (ISO 9001:2008).

We are globally recognised patent and trade mark attorneys representing the European intellectual property interests of a number of Top 50 US corporations and the worldwide intellectual property interests of many large multi-national companies.

We provide a cost effective, specialised counsel and undertake the preparation, registration, and prosecution of applications for patents, trade marks and other forms of registered IP.

And as a partner-led firm we love nothing more than to develop long term relationships with our clients by attaining a rigorous understanding of their business needs, so large or small, we can guarantee that every client receives an attentive and responsive service.

Talk to us, we’d love to talk to you.


Awards and Recommendations:

  • IAM Patent 1000 - "FRKelly ranks among Ireland’s most venerable patent prosecution shops. Three bases in Dublin, Cork and Belfast grant it ample coverage on both sides of the border, to the benefit of a clientele ranging from domestic start-ups to heavyweight US corporations."
  • WTR 1000 - "FRKelly is Ireland’s premier patent and trademark attorney firm, with an incredible bench of 30 IP professionals across three offices in Dublin, Cork and north of the border in Belfast. The group has cultivated an outstanding international network and is particularly popular among rights holders and representatives from the United States, for which it serves as an entry point to the European market. FRKelly is also firmly embedded in Ireland’s vibrant high-technology start-up scene." 
  • MIP IP Stars - FRKelly ranks as Highly Recommended for both Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution in 2021.
  • WIPR Leaders - FRKelly have 5 professionals named as WIPR Leaders in 2021.


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