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|

MARIE CLAIRE trade mark case

A long running dispute in Ireland concerning ownership of the MARIE CLAIRE trade mark in respect of clothing has finally been resolved. In a judgement delivered on July 21 2014, Mr. Justice Barrett of the Irish Commercial Court refused  an application by Marie Claire Netherlands B.V(MCN)  for leave  to appeal to the Supreme Court his [...]

2020-10-22T13:26:08+00:00November 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Community Trade Marks

Community Trade Marks It is clear that any company which intends to trade in the European Union should consider the possibility of obtaining a Community Trade Mark (CTM) registration. CTMs are unitary in character and a single registration covers all the member States of the European Union. Pre- filing Searches While a valid prior national [...]

2020-10-27T10:32:42+00:00May 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|
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