Patenting the Covid-19 vaccines

What is a Patent? A patent represents a powerful intellectual property right, and is an exclusive monopoly granted by a statute to an inventor for a limited pre-specified period of time subject to the fair and complete disclosure of the invention. It provides an enforceable legal right which prevents others from copying, making, selling or [...]

2021-05-27T14:25:49+00:00May 27th, 2021|News|

Carla MacLachlan appointed as new APTMA Secretary

We are delighted to announce that Carla MacLachlan, Director and Trade Mark attorney, has been elected to the APTMA Executive Council and appointed as Secretary at the most recent AGM. APTMA is the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and represents virtually all registered Patent Attorneys and most Trade Mark Attorneys in Ireland. It [...]

2021-05-13T07:37:52+00:00May 12th, 2021|News|

Trends in Assistive Technologies

WIPO have published a Technology Trends report on Assistive Technology which can be found here. It identifies a list of emerging assistive technologies and has analyzed related patenting activity.   They have made it simple to assess the wide range of assistive technologies, meant to support people with functional limitations, by creating an interactive and accessible [...]

2021-05-05T12:54:57+00:00May 5th, 2021|News, Publications|

IP for SMEs

The theme for this year’s World IP day is ‘IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market’ and we want to share with you some information about IP and how to protect the products and services you are taking to the market. Working as we are in the area of intellectual property (‘IP’), we get [...]

2021-04-15T13:49:45+00:00April 15th, 2021|News|

World IP Day Webinar – 27th April, 12pm

We are delighted to announce our next webinar for World IP Day. Book your spot on Eventbrite Peter MacLachlan, Trade Mark Attorney and Director, and Denis McCarthy, Patent Attorney and Director, will be joined by Joe Doyle, Intellectual Property Manager with Enterprise Ireland.  Together they will discuss the basics of IP for SMEs, how to [...]

2021-04-15T09:35:21+00:00April 14th, 2021|Events, News|

World IP Day 2021: IP and SMEs – taking your ideas to market

Every April 26th WIPO hosts a celebration for World IP Day to learn about the role that IP rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Every business starts with an idea. In fact, all the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the market today have started from an idea which was expanded upon and taken [...]

2021-04-12T12:58:03+00:00April 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund

We would like to draw attention to the Ideas Powered for Business Fund which is a European Commission initiative implemented by the EUIPO to financially support European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help them access their intellectual property rights. There are two elements to the fund. Beneficiaries can get 50% off the basic application [...]

2021-03-11T17:21:26+00:00March 10th, 2021|News|

What you need to know about Patent Infringement

Last week we looked at Trade Mark Infringements, what they were and what you should do to avoid them or deal with them. This week we are going to discuss Patent Infringement, to help you understand what is and how to avoid it. Patent Infringement typically refers to the commission of a prohibited act in [...]

2021-02-25T09:46:47+00:00February 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

What you need to know about Trade Mark Infringement

Trade mark infringement can be loosely defined as the unauthorised use of a registered trade mark by any third party in the course of trade. In fact, the purpose of a trade mark registration is to provide the owner with a monopoly right in a sign used by them to distinguish their goods or services [...]

2021-02-17T12:27:50+00:00February 17th, 2021|News, Publications|
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