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Daniel Byrne

Partner, Barrister, AA Thornton
Daniel Byrne is a Partner and Barrister with extensive experience in intellectual property disputes and transactions. He has spent many years dealing with complex and technical patent matters and he has experience of multijurisdictional litigation and coordination, particularly across Europe where he spent two years practising in Paris.

He has acted for clients across the full range of intellectual property rights at all levels of tribunal and has been a Deputy District Judge in the County Court since 2015. He also sits in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court to hear, primarily, trade mark and copyright claims. He sits on the consulting editorial board for LexisNexis IP and contributes to journals and academic programmes.
Contributed to


The Digital Single Market Copyright Directive—Directive (EU) 2019/790
The Digital Single Market Copyright Directive—Directive (EU) 2019/790
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises and explains the background to and individual articles of the EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, Directive (EU) 2019/790 (EU DSM Copyright Directive), covering the controversy around the wording of the provisions of the EU DSM Copyright Directive including Article 15 on rights in press publications and Article 17 on use of protected content by online content sharing service providers. The Practice Note also covers implementation in the UK and in Member States and potential future divergence between the UK and EU on key provisions.

Practice Areas


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2005


  • Inner Temple


  • University of Sheffield
  • City University
  • BPP Law School
  • University of Durham

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