Adam Finlay

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

The collaborative, strategically minded practitioners at McCann Fitzgerald make judicious use of technological solutions to provide a seamless client experience. A dedicated multi-disciplinary legal technology team works in sync with them to develop and maintain state-of-the-art IT systems that make document management a breeze, and advanced artificial intelligence tools that facilitate sophisticated trademark analysis. Whether tackling high-stakes litigation, whipping sprawling portfolios into shape, coordinating international filings or brokering licensing agreements, the firm brings it home for A-listers in the life sciences, telecommunications, IT, consumer goods and retail sectors. Heading things up on the contentious IP side is “trustworthy litigator” Fiona O’Beirne, who “manages difficult situations well and provides sensible commercial advice which leads to a good solution”. Further contentious firepower comes from Shane O’Brien, an IP all-rounder with strong regulatory knowledge. Sage strategist Adam Finlay is the go-to guy on the transactional side – he collaborates closely with colleagues in the firm’s commercial departments and has lately been dealing with licensing issues for McDonald’s.

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