Des Hayes

Desmond Hayes

Desmond Hayes is CEO of Intellectual Property Europe with over 25 years proven track record in Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Intellectual Property, Governance, Payroll and Financial Services.  Desmond has significant experience in the field of Accounting within Multinational organisations, PLC’s to Small Business Micro Management in Auditing and Financial Services since commencement of his professional career.

Desmond is currently undertaking a Research & Development project in the Harnett Centre at the Limerick Institute of technology in the area of Intellectual Property linked with the recent Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, coupled with a study of International Taxation on The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in the area of tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations and effective use in growing Ireland INC through the Knowledge Development Box (KDB) and Certificate of Invention.

During his practice years, he managed the day to day business of an Accounting practice.  Including business start-up, growth and sustainability for small and medium sized enterprises and carried out auditing of client SMEs together with the Irish Taxation Revenue Auditing procedures.  He has extensive international  work experiences in the UK, Asia, Australia & the USA.

Intellectual Property & Knowledge Development Box

He is currently undertaking a Research & Development project in the Harnett Centre at the Limerick Institute of technology in the area of Intellectual Property linked with the recent Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, coupled with a study of International Taxation on The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in the area of tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations and effective use in growing Ireland INC through the Knowledge Development Box (KDB) and Certificate of Invention.