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International Trademark Association Meeting in Hong Kong

Bernadette Walsh will be attending the INTA Meeting in Hong Kong from May 10th to May 14th. It has been reported that there will be around 8,500 attendees from over 140 countries at the meeting, which will be the 4th largest in the history of INTA. If you are also attending […]Read More »

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World IP Day 26th April – A look back at the first granted Patents and Trade Marks

As we recently celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, we thought we might investigate the background to the first granted patents and registered trade marks. Patent Firsts UK patent law applied in Ireland until the formation of the Irish Free State in 1921. It was not until the Industrial and Commercial […]Read More »

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Don’t part company with your name !

Registering your company name, trading name or domain name doesn’t give the same protection as a Trade Mark registration! Have you noticed many companies with the same or similar names? There are several Station House Hotels in Ireland (Clifden, Letterkenny and Kilmessan in Meath) yet they are all independently trading. […]Read More »

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