Dead in the Water

Irish Water has had a lot of difficulties of late. Most people will be aware that Irish Water is the State’s national water utility which is responsible for providing water services throughout Ireland. However, upon the formation of this company there were nationwide protests by many people who felt that […]Read More »

Knowledge Development Box (KDB) and SMEs

Knowledge Development Box (KDB) and SMEs What is the KDB?  As of 1st January 2016, the KDB offers reduced taxation of income (an effective corporate tax rate of  6.25%) arising from qualifying intellectual property (IP), i.e. patents, copyrighted software and, in  relation to smaller companies, other IP that is similar […]Read More »

Notes on Brexit

 The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European     Union  will have a profound effect on the  relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU).  “Brexit” raises  some fundamental questions relating to trade marks which are currently registered in the EU and  therefore at present apply […]Read More »