About Maureen

Maureen is partner and head of our technology & intellectual property team, and our data protection & freedom of information team. Maureen works with many of the world’s biggest domestic and global brands particularly in the food & beverage, technology & communications, pharmaceutical and retail sectors, SMEs, start ups, not-for-profit organisations and public sector bodies.

Maureen specialises in all aspects of intellectual  property and technology matters (both contentious and non-contentious) including advising on and maintaining IP portfolios, advising on the clearance, registration, defence, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as devising IP strategies, handling trademark filings and prosecutions, advising and negotiating outsourcing agreements, API and software licence agreements, support and maintenance agreements and software development agreements as well as advising on IP and technology due diligence, website privacy statements and terms & conditions.

Maureen also has broad expertise and experience in advising clients on compliance with freedom of information and data protection law, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Recent experience

  • The Football Association Premier League Limited (the organising body of the competition known as the "Premier League" in England and Wales) in a Commercial Court application seeking an order blocking the illegal streaming of Premier League matches in Ireland.  This application was the first of its kind in Ireland as it targeted streaming servers rather than websites.
  • On The Beach (a UK on-line travel agent) in legal proceedings instituted by Ryanair alleging (amongst others) intellectual property infringement
  • BiBA GmbH (an international clothing company) in trade mark infringement proceedings as well as separate trade mark revocation proceedings before the High Court
  • Motivation Weight Management (a renowned indigenous weight loss clinic) on all legal matters including IP
  • VKR Holding A/S (a global investment company) on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Ireland
  • Expedia (an international online travel company) on its data protection obligations in Ireland
  • Fresenius Netcare GmbH (a global healthcare company) on the Irish legal aspects of a cloud service application
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland on all legal matters including compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation
  • Fincons Group on an agreement with Ireland’s public service media provider, RTÉ, regarding an online video platform and related services
Maureen Daly is approachable, responsive, articulate and specific in developing her understanding of the service, its framework and legal environment.
Legal 500 2023
Maureen Daly has exceptional experience in this area.
Legal 500 2023
Maureen Daly is considered and thorough. She got to grips with the key issues, including the lack of legislation and reliance on case law.
Legal 500 2023
Maureen Daly manages exceptionally complex IP files and exercises great insight and endurance in helping craft a finished product that works well for both sides.
Chambers and Partners 2023
She is fantastic to work with.
Chambers and Partners 2023
Maureen Daly is very proactive and understands clients’ commercial needs very well
Legal 500 2022
We are very happy with the responsive service Maureen Daly provides
Legal 500 2022
Real understanding of our needs
Legal 500 2022
She is down to earth, reliable, practical and gets the job done.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
Excellent knowledge of international IT, intellectual property and associated contract law along with broad skills to assist with contract negotiations and disputes.
Legal 500 2021
I’ve worked with Maureen Daly for years now. Maureen is intelligent, articulate and thorough in her work, she is extremely dedicated and doesn’t miss a beat.
Legal 500 2020
Maureen Daly goes above and beyond and is very diligent, pragmatic and helpful.
Legal 500 2020
Very clear, precise and extremely knowledgeable in both Irish and European trade mark law.
Chambers & Partners 2020
Pragmatic in working to provide solutions to impasses in IP negotiations.
Chambers & Partners 2019
"well rounded" expertise in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP law.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Excellent business sense
Chambers & Partners 2018
High quality of service and attention to detail
Chambers & Partners 2018
Excellent data protection lawyer
Legal 500 2018
Knowledgeable and approachable for Irish trade mark work
Legal 500 2018
Very fair, communicative and easy to understand.
Chambers Europe 2017
Able to explain legal concepts in layman's terms and always provides sound advice.
Chambers Europe 2017
Maureen Daly gives ‘clear advice.’
Legal 500 2017
Broad knowledge about all aspects of online business.
Chambers Europe 2016
Has a very calm manner - she always seems assured, confident and in control, which is very comforting.
Chambers Europe 2016
Extremely flexible and committed to meeting the company's objectives.
Chambers Europe 2015
In-depth knowledge of IP law and offers practical, business-oriented advice.
Legal 500 2014
She is extremely approachable and proactive; she doesn't let any time pass without trying to resolve initial concerns. She is very focused and driven to give us a solution quickly'. Maureen 'is a personable character who makes complicated things simple and is always straightforward. She tends to strip out all of the background and gives us a clear overview of what needs to be done'.
Chambers Europe 2014