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New Managing Director appointed

Cliff Kennedy has been appointed Managing Director of MacLachlan & Donaldson following Bernadette Walsh stepping down from that position for family reasons. Norman MacLachlan, the firm’s Executive Chairman, said “We look forward to using the breadth and depth of Cliff’s experience to move MacLachlan & Donaldson forward. We would also […]Read More »

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Washington Redskins and the removal of trade marks

Last week, Ireland became the first country in the European Union to pass a law requiring the removal of trade marks from product packaging. The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014  was passed by the Irish Parliament without a vote. Tobacco companies have until May 2017 to remove […]Read More »

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Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A not happy with John Appleseed

It has been reported in the Belfast Telegraph (link below): http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/global-drinks-giant-ab-inbev-forces-oneman-belfast-business-john-appleseed-to-change-name-claiming-trademark-infringement-31034753.html that Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A., the owners of the Trade Mark JOHNNY APPLESEED,  has objected to local man’s, Colin Mackey, trade mark application to register JOHN APPLESEED (below) and as a consequence Mr.  Mackey has withdrawn the application and also […]Read More »

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