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 »

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 »

It’s not just a slogan.

During the course of a business meeting held in our offices recently, it became apparent that there was some confusion in relation to the registrability of slogans/taglines as trade marks.  Surprise was expressed at the fact that slogans can in fact be protected as trade marks and that many well […]Read More »

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