Glen Gibbons SC

Member of the Inner Bar

  • Junior Counsel: 2004
  • Senior Counsel: 2022
Qualifications:

BA, LL.B, (NUI) LL.M, (Cantab)

Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial/Chancery
  • General Practice
  • Judicial Review
Specialisation:
  • European Law
  • Intellectual Property & Franchise Law
Glen Gibbons SC
Memberships:
Bar of England & Wales
Other Memberships:
Irish Society for European Law
Direct Professional Access:
Provided

Glen is in practice since 2004 with a Commercial/Chancery and Administrative Law/Judicial Review practice with an expertise in IP Law litigation and more generally EU Law related litigation.

He holds an LL.M. in EU and Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge and has lectured IP Law at Trinity College Dublin (as Adjunct Associate Professor of Law) and prior to that lectured Administrative Law at the King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 (Middle Temple).

Reported cases include:

  • The Football Association Premier League Ltd v Eircom & Ors [2020] European Copyright and Design Reports 24
  • Glegola v Minister for Social Protection [2019] 1 IR 539
  • de Andrade v Proenca Salvador C-514/16, [2018] 4 WLR 75, [2018] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 164
  • Dunne v Department of Social Protection [2017] 28 ELR 285
  • Waxy O’Connor Ltd v Riordan & Ors [2016] 1 IR 218
  • Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Rowex Ltd [2015] European Trade Mark Reports 41
  • Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Rowex Ltd [2015] 1 IR 185
  • Quin and Donnelly [2014] European Trade Mark Reports 61
  • BMW v Ronayne [2014] 2 IR 152, [2014] 1 ILRM 312, [2014] European Trade Mark Reports 29
  • Webster v The Commr. of An Garda Síochána [2014] 2 ILRM 144
  • Albion Properties Ltd v Moonblast Ltd [2011] 3 IR 563, [2012] 1 ILRM 439
  • Moohan v S&R Motors (Donegal) Ltd [2008] 3 IR 650

 

Commercial & IP litigation: 

  • The Football Association Premier League Ltd v Eircom & Ors [2021] IEHC 425, [2020] IEHC 332, [2019] IEHC 615 – copyright – blocking injunctions – 40(5A) Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (as amended)
  • UEFA v Eircom Ltd & Ors [2020] IEHC 488 – copyright – blocking injunctions – s. 40(5A) Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (as amended)
  • Steadfast Capital Management LP v Steadfast Financial Consulting Ltd & Ors [2020] IEHC 467 – trade marks – replies to particulars
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Ors v Eircom Ltd & Ors [2018] IEHC 54 – copyright – blocking injunctions –  s. 40(5A) Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 (as amended)
  • Promontoria v Hughes & Ors [2017] IEHC 592 – Commercial Court summary judgment proceedings including parallel complaint to Financial Services Ombudsman
  • Muhajid & Anor v Carroll [2017] IEHC 203 – trade marks – judicial review – search warrant
  • TeamDrive System GmbH v Google Ireland Ltd & Anor [2017] IEHC 853 – EUTM – interlocutory injunction proceedings seeking pan EU relief
  • Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Rowex Ltd [2015] ETMR 41  – trade marks – stay of proceedings under Art. 104 EUTM Regulation
  • Glaxo Group Ltd & Ors v Rowex Ltd [2015] IEHC 467, [2015] 1 IR 185 – trade marks – costs – refused interlocutory injunction
  • Quin and Donnelly [2014] ETMR 61 – trade mark opposition – Irish IPO – opposition grounds: bad faith and passing off
  • BMW v Ronayne [2013] IEHC 612, [2014] 2 IR 152, [2014] ETMR 29, [2014] 1 ILRM 312 – trade marks – infringement – High Court subsequent judgment on damages: [2014] IEHC 210
  • High Court proceedings concerning the ‘right to be forgotten’
  • Keogh v HSE (copyright trial listed for 12 weeks – settled)
  • Commercial Court trade mark proceedings concerning an EUTM and a leading Irish airline
  • Commercial Court trade mark proceedings concerning one of Ireland’s leading home stores
  • Commercial Court copyright proceedings and alleged importation of counterfeit goods
  • High Court proceedings concerning sui generis database rights and maps (settled)

 

Judicial Review/Administrative Law & EU Law:

Representative work in this area includes:

  • de Andrade v Proenca Salvador C-514/16, [2018] 4 WLR 75, [2018] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 164 – EU Directive 72/166/EEC – Court of Justice
  • G.E. v The Commissioner of An Garda Síochána & Ors [2021] IECA 314 – torts – vindicatory/nominal damages – Lumba principle – false imprisonment
  • Vehicle Tech v Commissioner of An Garda Síochána & Ors [2020] IECA 314 – judicial review – rejected objective bias complaint
  • Glegola v Minister for Social Protection [2018] IESC 65, [2019] 1 IR 539 – Supreme Court – Francovich damages – EU Directive 2008/94/EC
  • Waxy O’Connor Ltd v Riordan & Ors [2016] IESC 30, [2016] 1 IR 218 – Supreme Court – strict liability offences
  • The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection v The Labour Court & Anor [2019] IEHC 634 – TUPE regulations – appeal on a point of law
  • The Marine Survey Office & Ors v D’amico Societa Di Navigazione [2018] IEHC 674 – EU Port State Control Directive 2009/16/EC – appeal on a point of law
  • Purcell v The Governor of Mountjoy Prison & Ors [2018] IEHC 318 – judicial review – mootness
  • Bennett & Anor v The Minister for Justice and Equality [2016] IEHC 261 – judicial review & interlocutory injunction
  • Bennett & Anor v The Minister for Justice and Equality [2016] IEHC 261 – judicial review & discovery
  • Galway City Council v QDM Capital Ltd & Ors [2015] IEHC 171 – garnishee proceedings – priority and solicitor’s lien
  • Webster v The Commr. of An Garda Síochána [2014] 2 ILRM 144 – High Court – Rule in Henderson v Henderson
  • Kelly v The Minister for Social Protection [2013] IEHC 260 – preliminary reference by High Court to CJEU – EU Regulation 883/2004/EC
  • Acting for the Minister for Justice in proceedings concerning European Arrest WarrantsMinister for Justice and Equality v Prieto [2016] IECA 90 (concerning statutory interpretation and the Pupino doctrine), Minister for Justice and Equality v Sedzik [2020] IEHC 98, Minister for Justice and Equality v Firantas [2021] IECA 75 (the concept of judicial authority), Minster for Justice and Equality v Mason [2021] IEHC 137 and Minister for Justice and Equality v Connors [2020] IEHC 598
  • QDM Capital Ltd v Galway City Council [2011] IEHC 534 – judicial review – EU public procurement tender
  • Albion Properties Ltd v Moonblast Ltd [2011] IEHC 107, [2011] 3 IR 563, [2012] 1 ILRM 439 – commercial leases – appropriate test for injunctive relief
  • Moohan v S&R Motors (Donegal) Ltd [2007] IEHC 436, [2008] 3 IR 650 – relevant test for equitable set-off in summary proceedings – the case resulted in subsequent judgments of the High Court concerning costs post arbitration: [2009] IEHC 391, fees payable to arbitrator [2009] IEHC 238 and a challenge to arbitral award and issue of remittal: [2008] IEHC 383
  • Employment related cases include: McGinty v Labour Court (judicial review), A Service User v A Forum (DEC-S2016-023), Public Appointments Service v Flynn (EDA1637), Campion v Dept. of Education and Skills [2016] 4 JIEC 1901, Irish Prison Service v Sharpe [2018] 4 JIEC 1103

 

 

Books

  • Trade Marks Law, 2nd ed, Clarus Press (2016)

Articles

  • “Trade Mark Remedies in the United Kingdom and Ireland: Recent Developments” European Intellectual Property Review (2014) 22
  • “May the Force be With You: The Dark Side of Copyright Law” Law Society Gazette (November 2011) 22
  • “The Use and Abuse of the IEDR Process: Protecting Trade Marks Online”, Irish Intellectual Property Quarterly (1)(2) 87
  • “Droit de Suite: Praise for Irish Minimalism?” European Intellectual Property Review (2007) 163
  • “Right to Oral Hearing has become a Growth Area in Judicial Review Cases”, The Irish Times, October 2013
  • “The Competition Authority of Ireland v O’Regan: A Comment”, European Competition Law Review (2006) 97
  • “Admiralty in Ireland: Past, Present Imperfect”, The Journal of International Maritime Law (2006) 12(6) 393 (co-authored)

  • “Ex-Employees and Intellectual Property Theft/Infringement: The Role of Contract Law and IP Remedies”, Employment Bar Association (29 May 2020, webinar)
  • “Damages and other remedies arising from copyright liability of online content platforms/social networks”, Modernising Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market Conference, Irish Centre for European Law, 12 February 2016
  • “Revocation of Trade Marks”, Law Society Diploma in Intellectual Property (2010-2014)
  • “Trade Marks and Human Rights”, Irish Society for European Law IP Seminar”, January 2014

  • Chair, Admissions Board of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (2016 – )
  • Executive Committee Member, Irish Society for European Law (2009-2013)
  • Executive Committee Member, Irish Maritime Law Association (2008-2012)

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