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New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
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  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

ISP blocking orders: a new way to enforce intellectual property rights?

  • William Fry
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 14 2015

A recent UK High Court decision may influence how Irish courts deal with online trade mark infringement. This case is the first instance of a website

Airline compensation - nothing extraordinary about mobile stairs

  • William Fry
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • January 14 2015

The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that mobile boarding stairs colliding with an aircraft does not constitute “extraordinary circumstances”

Injunction to postpone disciplinary proceedings pending criminal trial rejected

  • William Fry
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 14 2015

The High Court recently rejected an application by an An Post worker seeking to prevent his employer from proceeding with a disciplinary process

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court rules that photographic content on global website was targeted at the UK public

  • William Fry
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 13 2015

A recent case considered by the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) examined the factors to be taken into account when determining

Data security breach: Coca Cola case fizzes up

  • William Fry
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 8 2015

In January 2013 US beverage giant Coca Cola confirmed laptops containing data belonging to 74,000 individuals including former and current employees

Specsavers succeeds in figurative trade mark dispute

  • William Fry
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 10 2014

Specsavers recently successfully appealed a UK High Court decision to revoke, on the basis of non-use, a Community-registered figurative trade mark

Interim relief for whistleblowers under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

  • William Fry
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 10 2014

One of the new protections created by the recently-enacted Protected Disclosures Act 2014 allows an employee to apply for a court order seeking

Dismissal for eating jam tarts upheld

  • William Fry
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 10 2014

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has upheld the dismissal of an employee dismissed for having tampered with stock. The employee worked as a warehouse

Vicarious liability extended?

  • William Fry
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 7 2014

The High Court recently decided that the Health Service Executive (HSE) owed a duty of care to a property owner whose property was damaged when the