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Intellectual Property – The value of an intangible asset

Tesco purchases Paperchase IP The stationery company Paperchase has gone into administration and it has been reported that Tesco, while not interested in buying the bricks-and-mortar business, is purchasing the brand and the Intellectual Property (IP) which is intangible. Intellectual Property can refer to many different things.  Trade marks are those signs which distinguish a [...]

2023-02-01T10:11:25+00:00February 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Your IP in 2023

If you are not sure what you need to put in your budgets to make sure that your IP is secure, please contact us on mail@maclachlan.ie. We can consult with you to establish the best strategy for you to secure your IP, whether that be trade marks, designs, patents or a combination of them all. [...]

2023-01-30T11:01:00+00:00January 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Are you aware of the dangers of counterfeit goods?

Many years ago, while looking for a Christmas gift for my husband, I came across an offer on the Internet for a set of DVDs containing one of his favourite comedy shows.  I placed the order and, as Christmas drew near, I eagerly anticipated the reaction this gift would get.  Finally, the gift arrived but [...]

2023-01-09T14:41:16+00:00January 9th, 2023|News|

European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: an update

The proposed European Unitary Patent aims to provide a patent proprietor with uniform protection across Europe and is provisionally expected to come into effect from 1st April 2023.  It is worth noting that the term “unitary” patent is rather a misnomer as it will not extend to all 39 Contracting States of the EPC [...]

2022-11-16T13:25:32+00:00November 15th, 2022|News|

Welcoming Hannah Quigley to M&D

M&D are delighted to welcome Hannah Quigley to the team at M&D and Ansons. Hannah joined MacLachlan & Donaldson (and Ansons) in 2022 as a Patent Attorney having previously worked for another IP firm in Belfast. Hannah began her career in IP in 2018 after completing a Masters in Intellectual Property Law with a Distinction [...]

2022-11-01T11:58:58+00:00November 1st, 2022|News|

The question of the Irish Woman is settled

Back in August 2020, we reported on the interesting case of the cancellation of an EU trade mark registration for the figurative trademark “La Irlandesa” - see The Irish Woman Wasn’t Irish After All - MacLachlan & Donaldson At that time the Board of Appeal had declared that the figurative trademark “La Irlandesa”, which had [...]

2022-08-25T07:39:31+00:00August 24th, 2022|News|

Ireland to join the patent revolution – but not yet!

As of 28th June 2022, the Irish Government has confirmed that Ireland will join the EU’s Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court system which will enforce Unitary Patents. However, Ireland cannot be a full participating member until the Irish electorate approves the necessary amendment to the Constitution by way of a referendum. Unfortunately, the Government does [...]

2022-07-20T11:31:58+00:00July 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|
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