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 »

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  Mackey has withdrawn the application and also […]Read More »

New directors appointed

             We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors to MacLachlan & Donaldson. Carla MacLachlan has been with the firm since 1991 and works as a Trade Mark Attorney, specialising particularly in assisting local start-up businesses protecting their intellectual property. Carla has a […]Read More »