What’s the beef ?

A trade mark dispute at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) between two well known brands in Ireland has caught the media’s attention here. https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/0412/867126-supermac-s-trademarks/ The Trade Mark SUPERMAC’S has been in use in Ireland in relation to a fast food chain of restaurants since 1978, and incidentally a […]Read More »

EPI Council Election results

Congratulations to Denis McCarthy who was re-elected to the EPI Council, which organisation is the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office. This is Denis’s 24th year on the Council and he topped the poll among the Irish candidates.Read More »

A few sales from a website not “genuine use”.

The Irish Patents Office has recently handed down a decision in a revocation action on what constitutes “genuine use”. Even though the registered proprietor was able to establish that four sales had been made via its website to Ireland during the relevant period, this was not regarded as “genuine use” […]Read More »