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Webinar with Ballymena Business Centre – 7th March

Cherrie Stewart, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, and Dr. Isabel Meenan, European and Chartered Patent Attorney, are hosting a webinar together with the Ballymena Business Centre, looking at how to protect Intellectual Property Rights. Aimed at entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs, this seminar will introduce you to some of the actions you can take to safeguard the [...]

2024-02-06T14:45:11+00:00February 6th, 2024|Events|

In the meadow we can build a snowman

Christmas is coming, and there have been hints that snow may appear in certain areas.  That means snowmen!  We thought it would be fun to see what IP may be associated with snowmen to show that Intellectual Property (IP) can be found in every area of life. Patents The snowman has inspired creativity in those [...]

2023-12-21T12:32:01+00:00December 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

What’s the difference?

As in every other industry, the field of Intellectual Property is full of terminology and jargon which is oftentimes misunderstood.  We frequently receive ‘phone calls asking for advice on how to “copyright” a new invention or “patent” a brand.  Even the term ‘Intellectual Property’ is open to misinterpretation.  So, what is Intellectual Property?   Intellectual [...]

2023-09-21T10:01:11+00:00September 25th, 2023|News|

Master your Business Podcast with Deirdre Martin

Peter MacLachlan, Director and Trade Mark Attorney, joined Deirdre Martin, of Deirdre Martin Consulting on her podcast, "Master your Business".  He discussed the ins and outs of Intellectual Property, speaking in more detail about how a business can protect their trade marks and what advantages this lends. Peter also gave some valuable tips and tricks [...]

2023-07-18T10:53:28+00:00July 18th, 2023|News|

ECTA 2023 – Exploring IP Magic

On Wednesday I jetted off to Prague, the City of Magic, to attend the annual conference of the ECTA organisation, a conference for those working in the field of Trade Marks.  Taking inspiration from the host city, the conference took the theme ‘Exploring IP Magic’ and what a magical conference it was. The tone of [...]

2023-07-03T09:22:13+00:00July 3rd, 2023|Events, News|

Counterfeiting Crisis

The War against Counterfeit Goods The war against counterfeit goods rages on with Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), i.e., patents, designs, trade marks and designs, etc., being a major weapon in the fight against the spread of these damaging goods. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently released the results of a survey concerning [...]

2023-06-22T07:50:33+00:00June 16th, 2023|News|

M&D at LES

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) Britain and Ireland conference, held in Dublin, brought together professionals and innovators from various sectors to discuss the importance of embracing emerging technologies. The event featured thought-provoking discussions, informative sessions, and valuable networking opportunities. An important aspect of the conference was the discussions on the complexities surrounding IP protection and [...]

2023-06-09T10:53:04+00:00June 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|

3 questions to ask BEFORE branding or re-branding

If you are considering what signs should be used to identify your new product or you have decided to re-brand, you will want to ensure that your products stand out in the marketplace and one way of doing that is to adopt unique signs as indicators of your brand, i.e., a trade mark. A trade [...]

2023-05-31T10:44:57+00:00May 31st, 2023|News|

World IP Day 2023 – Celebrating Women in IP

This year, World Intellectual Property Day celebrates talented female inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs, and their contributions to improving our lives. Women in all regions are shaping the world through their imagination, ingenuity and hard work, but often face significant challenges in accessing the knowledge, skills, resources and support they need to thrive. As part of [...]

2023-04-28T17:05:22+00:00April 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|
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