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EPI Meeting in Copenhagen

Denis McCarthy attended a two day meeting of the Guidelines Subcommittee of the European Patent Practice Committee (EPPC) of the European Patent Institute (EPI) in Copenhagen on August 27/28th 2015. . The subcommittee reviewed and commented in detail on the proposed changes to the latest edition   of “Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent Office” [...]

2015-09-09T15:38:14+00:00September 9th, 2015|Events|

Getting Ready for a new European Patent System: The Unitary European Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

The patent landscape in Europe is set to change dramatically with the introduction of the Unitary European Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The various working groups of the UPC Preparatory Committee, together with national patent offices, are continuing to work out details of the rules for Europe’s new patent system, which we expect will [...]

2015-06-04T14:38:24+00:00June 4th, 2015|News, Publications|

Awards Galore !

The Annual Dinner of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys took place on May 22 2015, at the Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan, Dublin, and was well attended not only by the local profession but also by dignitaries from the Patents Office and IP professionals in the United Kingdom. Isabel Meenan who won [...]

2015-05-27T15:10:22+00:00May 27th, 2015|News|

Smart Business Show 2015

MacLachlan & Donaldson were well represented at the Smart Business Show this year as Peter MacLachlan and Jonathan White attended the event, which was held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) between 22nd-23rd April 2015. This highly attended business to business exhibition showcased some exceptional technologies which highlighted Ireland’s ever increasing talent for providing innovative [...]

2015-04-24T13:45:47+00:00April 24th, 2015|Events, News|

New Managing Director appointed

Cliff Kennedy has been appointed Managing Director of MacLachlan & Donaldson following Bernadette Walsh stepping down from that position for family reasons. Norman MacLachlan, the firm's Executive Chairman, said "We look forward to using the breadth and depth of Cliff's experience to move MacLachlan & Donaldson forward. We would also like to thank Bernadette for [...]

2015-03-30T11:31:46+00:00March 30th, 2015|News|

Washington Redskins and the removal of trade marks

Last week, Ireland became the first country in the European Union to pass a law requiring the removal of trade marks from product packaging. The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014  was passed by the Irish Parliament without a vote. Tobacco companies have until May 2017 to remove all existing packaging from sale. [...]

2015-03-04T12:03:19+00:00March 4th, 2015|News|

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A not happy with John Appleseed

It has been reported in the Belfast Telegraph (link below): http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/global-drinks-giant-ab-inbev-forces-oneman-belfast-business-john-appleseed-to-change-name-claiming-trademark-infringement-31034753.html that Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A., the owners of the Trade Mark JOHNNY APPLESEED,  has objected to local man's, Colin Mackey, trade mark application to register JOHN APPLESEED (below) and as a consequence Mr.  Mackey has withdrawn the application and also changed the name of his [...]

2015-03-03T15:44:24+00:00March 3rd, 2015|News|

New directors appointed

             We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors to MacLachlan & Donaldson. Carla MacLachlan has been with the firm since 1991 and works as a Trade Mark Attorney, specialising particularly in assisting local start-up businesses protecting their intellectual property. Carla has a background in marketing which makes [...]

2015-01-15T15:44:10+00:00January 15th, 2015|News|