Spoiled by War – Cherrie Stewart in the CITMA Review

As the Russia-Ukraine War reaches the undesired milestone of one year and with no end in sight, it is timely to look at an article our Belfast-based Trade Mark Attorney Cherrie Stewart wrote, looking at the fate of IP in troubled times. “This article was first published in the November 2022 issue of CITMA Review, [...]

2023-02-24T12:14:51+00:00February 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|

An Update on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

Germany has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court The anticipated German Ratification of the UPC Agreement has finally taken place after the German government deposited its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court with the Council of the European Union, thus triggering the start of the sunrise period on [...]

2023-02-24T08:42:12+00:00February 23rd, 2023|News|

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|
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