About Us

Briffa is a specialist intellectual property (IP) law firm with an office in Cork, Ireland. We don’t have an overly corporate feel, and instead, we pride ourselves on a creative, customer-focused approach. We’re proud to say our work has been recognised on several occasions, with the firm attaining the status of ‘Leading Law Firm’ in the Legal500 and winning several awards. We offer:

  • Quick turnaround times – we work quickly and diligently to achieve your desired outcome.
  • Commercially-minded advice – we take your commercial objectives into account when figuring out the best plan of action.
  • Fair, transparent fees – we provide fixed-fee quotes so you know exactly how much our services will cost.
  • Global support – our global network of associates means we can help you across multiple jurisdictions.

Originally founded in London in 1995, we’ve grown into a multinational, one-stop shop for any intellectual property matters. Every year, we help hundreds of individuals and businesses register, monetise, and enforce their rights. So whether it’s trademarks or trade secrets, our team of experienced intellectual property solicitors are on hand to provide industry-leading support.

If you’d like to discuss your case or speak to one of our team, fill out the form opposite to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our intellectual property solicitors in Ireland. Meetings can be arranged over the phone, via video call, or in-person at our offices.

Our Services

We specialise in trade marks, copyright, and design rights. You can find more information about each of these below.

Trade Marks

We can help you apply for a trade mark at the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). In addition, we can resolve cases of trade mark infringement, either via settlement or litigation.


In Ireland, copyright is an automatic right given to the creator of a work. No registration is required. However, you may need the assistance of a copyright lawyer in Ireland to fight against infringements, transfer ownership, or ensure you’ve done everything to protect your valuable work correctly.

Design Rights

It’s always best to register your designs to take exclusive control of the design’s intellectual property rights. We can help you register your designs, which can protect you in the event of copying. We’ll also help you bring forward or defend a claim of design rights infringement if needed.

Other IP Services

We can also help you with any of the following:

  • Confidential Information & NDAs
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Image Rights
  • Database Rights
  • Data Protection
  • Patents


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“Good experience working with Briffa on an IP issue. Initial conference to discuss strategy was exceptional and thereafter work was completed in a timely, diligent and effective manner. Invoicing was also always transparent, appropriate and fair.”

– David F.

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Why us?

We’re an award-winning firm recognised as a leader in intellectual property by the Legal500.

We have offices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, plus a global network of associates and industry contacts.

We offer free initial consultations and fixed-fee quotes.

We’re customer-focused, with short turnaround times and creative, commercially-led solutions.

Office Address

Our Irish office is based on Washington Street in the heart of Cork City Centre, Ireland. Meetings are available by appointment.


First Floor, Classic House
11-13 Washington Street
T12 NHP1

Contact Details

Phone: +353 (0)21 2021 260
Email: info@briffa.com

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9am–5:30pm
Friday: 9am–5:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


By Train

Take the train to Kent Station. From the station, exit onto Lower Glanmire Road and head towards the city centre. Turn left onto St Patrick’s Bridge and continue to follow St Patrick’s Street. Before you reach Grand Parade, turn right onto Washington Street. Our offices are on the left-hand side of the street. This will take approximately 20 minutes to walk.

By Bus

The office is easily reached from a number of bus routes. The 214 and 216 both stop at South Main Street, which is a 3-minute walk around the corner. Alternatively, the 203, 205, 207, 208 and 214 all stop at Daunt Square, which is also just around the corner. For further information, please visit the Cork City bus network page on the Transport for Ireland website.

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