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Whether you have invented a product, crafted a design, or created a trade mark, intellectual property is a valuable asset to any business. We work diligently with all our clients to ensure that their intellectual property is protected and delivers tangible gains for their businesses.
Our clients include some of the world’s most prestigious and well known companies, as well as many individual innovators and small enterprises, granting our team experience protecting interests both great and small.
Many of our clients work at the cutting edge of science and technology, while others are market leaders in retail, food and service sectors. With the extensive expertise we have working in different areas, and the breadth of qualifications brought to the table by our attorneys, we can devise a tailored strategy for our clients, no matter their needs.
Our individually tailored advice is rooted in our relationships with our clients, and a deep understanding of their businesses and market needs.
For clients with IP interests that range beyond Europe, we have a worldwide network of prestigious IP firms with whom we work, ensuring that we can protect your interests in any corner of the globe.
Since February, several people have rushed to register trade marks for ‘COVID’ and ‘CORONA’ internationally. In fact, it is not unusual for global events to trigger trade mark applications. Applicants
Intellectual Property (IP) rights and the environment have been put in the limelight, being the chosen topic for this year’s World IP Day. The theme this year is ‘innovate for
In celebration of World IP Day 2020, 26th April, M&D are focusing our news posts this week on green and sustainable topics in support of the theme "Innovate for a
At M&D and Ansons, we advise clients on a variety of issues regarding the use of registered trade marks. One of the issues that we discuss frequently is the use
MacLachlan & Donaldson would like to alert all clients and associates to the latest alert from the EUIPO. There is currently a new misleading invoice in circulation, which takes the
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate, several consumers have resorted to bulk-buying everyday products to avoid taking frequent trips to the supermarket. Others have chosen to do their shopping
Trade Mark owners, once they receive their Certificates of Registration, are always advised to police these rights to ensure that these rights are not diluted by a third party using
MacLachlan & Donaldson are proud to share that Denis McCarthy, Director and European Patent Attorney, has been elected to the Council of the European Patent Institute (epi). Denis has been
Our European Trademark attorneys, Carla MacLachlan and Peter MacLachlan, are delighted to be talking with business and marketing students at TU Dublin Tallaght today at 1pm. Peter MacLachlan
The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently issued a decision on its approach to patent applications that designate artificial intelligence (AI) systems as inventors. In January 2020, the EPO published
We are excited to announce that we are hiring at MacLachlan & Donaldson. We are actively recruiting both a patent attorney and a trademark attorney. Patent Attorney For the patent
Visit our sister firm Ansons at the Northern Ireland Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Our trademark attorney, Cherrie Stewart, and our patent attorney,