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When the chips are down

We are delighted to learn that we have been successful in assisting a Monaghan based fish and chip restaurant in defending an opposition at the Irish Patents Office by an international company against the local company’s application to register a composite trade mark featuring the words The Monte Carlo and other […]Read More »

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Enforcing European Patents in Ireland – 22 questions answered !

1.  What are the most effective ways for the owner of an Irish Patent derived from a European Patent to enforce its rights in Ireland? Enforcement of a European patent in Ireland is available only by petition to the High Court in civil proceedings. Infringement proceedings are handled by the […]Read More »

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Challenge to exclusivity for Waterford Glass made in Waterford [Is the glass half full or half empty for Unite?]

It has been widely reported in the Irish media that the Trade Union Unite is launching a test case in an attempt to force the owners of the Trade Mark WATERFORD to have crystal glass sold under that trade mark made exclusively in Waterford. Some crystal items are still made […]Read More »

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