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Brexit and Intellectual Property Webinar

Brexit is looming and will impact many aspects of business including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Join our webinar on 11th November at 12pm as we explain the effects of Brexit on the different types of IPR, and find practical answers to questions like: Will my existing IP rights be sufficient after Brexit? What changes might I need [...]

2020-11-10T12:23:57+00:00November 5th, 2020|Events|

Brexit and Intellectual Property, Part II

Following on from Part I of of Brexit and IP, we will look now at a further range of topics including international trade marks, the ramifications of use, exhaustion of rights, infringements and domains. Additionally we will touch on other types of intellectual property which, other than designs, are largely not affected by Brexit. We [...]

2020-11-10T12:25:31+00:00November 4th, 2020|News|

Brexit and Intellectual Property, Part I

As we are all aware the BREXIT transitional period or ‘implementation period’ ends on the 31st December 2020. There are a number of areas to cover in this topic, and today we will cover why this date is important for the owners of EU trade marks and what the implications are.  Part II  next week [...]

2020-11-10T12:28:32+00:00October 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

EPO Oral Proceedings by video conference – a new frontier

It is interesting to note that although the EPO has been providing applicants and their representatives with the opportunity to be heard via video conferencing since 1998, it is the Covid-19 pandemic that has necessitated the provision to be availed by default. A decision to this effect has been implemented from 2 April 2020, thereby [...]

2020-10-15T09:29:49+00:00October 14th, 2020|News|

Patents and Trade Marks in Ireland (Part II)

Having covered in some detail the history of patents in Ireland in early September, we now turn our attention to the history of trade marks, with some further insight into the history of MacLachlan & Donaldson as well. The history of trade marks The history of trade marks is far less documented than that of [...]

2020-10-19T13:42:47+00:00October 6th, 2020|News|

Brompton Bicycle Case – a copyright game-changer?

On 11th June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) handed its key decision Brompton Bicycle Ltd. v. Chedech / Get2Get (Case C‑833/18). In this judgment several points are discussed, including the overlap between copyright and design law and whether a mass-produced product such as the Brompton bicycle, with a design which [...]

2020-10-19T13:45:03+00:00September 22nd, 2020|News|

What, Where, When, Why and How of Copyright and Design

Let’s talk Copyright and Designs. Do you have an original product design such as a unique fashion design, a signature furniture design, statement jewellery design or simply a unique packing design for your products? In our fourth lunchtime webinar, attendees will hear from experienced trade mark and patent attorneys about the identification and protection of [...]

2020-10-19T13:49:00+00:00September 15th, 2020|Events|

Patents and Trade Marks in Ireland (Part 1)

We've been looking at the history of intellectual property in our trivia posts over the past months, and looking at how it evolved in Ireland. We'd like to share a bit more here on the history of IP in Ireland, for those of us who are history buffs as well as IP experts. Patents and [...]

2020-10-19T13:54:53+00:00August 31st, 2020|News|
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