Intellectual Property Law

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William Fry partners Colette Brady and Laura Scott and student intern Anna Lee examine a trade mark dispute in the EU courts involving evidence from the UK post-Brexit. As Christmas swiftly approaches, we send you a subliminal reminder to do that last-minute shopping by sharing an interesting decisi

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Mary Bleahene and Lukas Bubendorfer of FRKelly examine a recent EU decision on a trade mark for the Irish word "Siúcra". Can the Irish word for ‘sugar’ be an EU Trade Mark? The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) says ‘yes’, in a decision handed down on

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Dublin-based intellectual property law firm FRKelly has paid tribute to its late partner Niamh Hall, who passed away last month. Ms Hall was an accomplished trade mark attorney and solicitor. She previously served as president of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) and c

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, flags up a significant EU court ruling on trade mark claims and counterclaims. The EU’s highest court, the CJEU, has recently ruled that a national court acting as an EU trade mark court hearing an action for infringement has jurisdiction to r

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, examines a recent EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision on Dior's saddle-shaped handbag. The Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO has held recently that the iconic Christian Dior saddle-shaped handbag is not sufficiently distinctive to be

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World-famous sprinter Usain Bolt has applied to register his "distinctive" victory celebration pose as a trade mark in the United States. His application to the US Patent and Trademark Office is for a logo showing the silhouette of a man "with one arm bent and pointing to the head, and the other arm

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Kirsten Magee, partner at Belfast-based Mills Selig, examines the unofficial Bridgerton musical from an intellectual property perspective. I do enjoy when one of my passions (in this case musical theatre) throws up an interesting legal point. I therefore read with interest the particulars of a claim

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A team of experts has patented watermarking technology for use with 3D printing. Academics led by Dr James Griffin from the University of Exeter Law School are now working to link this watermarking technology to the blockchain to allow the licensing of 3D printed objects.

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The European Commission has proposed the first-ever framework to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products that rely on the originality and authenticity of traditional practices from their regions.  This framework will cover products such as Donegal tweed, Murano

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Brexit has prompted a record number of trademark applications in the UK, according to new data. There were 195,000 trademarks registered in the UK in the past year, an increase of 54 per cent on the previous year's figure of 127,000.

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William Fry partners Colette Brady and Laura Scott examine when the Unified Patent Court (UPC) could become a reality. The creation of a single European patent with unitary effect across participating EU member states (Unified Patent/UP) and a new court system to enforce and defend such patents (Uni

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