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|

Solicitors, Trade Mark Attorneys and your Brands

Following our article on the difference between Patent Attorneys and Solicitors, we are looking today at how Trade Mark Attorneys differ from Solicitors and how you would work together with a Trade Mark Attorney to protect your brand. What is a Trade Mark Attorney? Irish Trade Mark Attorneys are qualified specialist in Trade Mark law [...]

2022-06-23T09:16:12+00:00July 5th, 2022|News|

Gretha Cachia at the ECTA 40th Annual Conference

It’s been a week since the ECTA 40th annual conference kicked off in Copenhagen and what a pleasure it was to meet colleagues and friends in the IP industry in person again. This year’s theme was ‘Designing The Future’ and futuristic concepts like the metaverse attracted most attention, as many brands are now looking to [...]

2022-07-20T11:32:38+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Events, News|

Solicitors, Patent Attorneys and Your Invention

It is not always clear to those outside the Intellectual Property world what the difference between IP Attorneys and Solicitors is.  We outline here exactly what a Patent Attorney is, and how a Patent Attorney differs from a Solicitor, and how at times they work together! What is a Patent Attorney? European Patent Attorneys are [...]

2022-06-23T09:15:11+00:00June 21st, 2022|News|

What is an EORI number and do you need one?

What is an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) Number? An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is an identification number used across the European Union (EU) for interactions with the customs authorities in each individual Member State. It was first introduced in 2009 to create a more efficient system for economic operators and [...]

2022-03-25T09:54:01+00:00March 23rd, 2022|News|

Trade Mark Protection in China

Why protect trade marks in China? With so many brand owners conducting business in China it is imperative to consider protecting your trade mark in that country.  Brand identity and its protection is critical for the success of any business. This is of particular importance in China where, if you do not register your trade [...]

2022-03-09T13:56:04+00:00March 9th, 2022|News|

How a Company name differs from a Trade Mark name

Taking stock of your assets We are well into the New Year and it is always a good time for new beginnings, to take stock on our progress, and, for start-ups, it can be a good time for getting all your ducks in a row and making sure everything is in order. Your brand name [...]

2022-02-15T12:25:16+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|
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