FRKelly partner Shane Smyth is the new president of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) in Ireland.
This position will run for a three-year term.
APTMA Ireland represents and protects the interests of trade mark, patent, and design professionals in Ireland.
Mr Smyth, a registered trade mark and patent attorney as well as a qualified solicitor, was formerly managing partner at IP specialists FRKelly.
He is also a past president of the Irish chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).