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Number of Cases Concerning Protected Disclosures Rises
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 12 2017

The ramifications of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the "Act") continue to impact on employers with a second successful interim relief injunction


EU Court Rules Kit Kat Shape no Longer Trade Mark Protected
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • January 11 2017

The EU General Court has recently annulled a decision of an EUIPO Board of Appeal finding on the validity of the Kit Kat trade mark owned by Nestlé on


Employer Beware, Ignorance of the Law Excuses Not, Including Delays
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • December 8 2016

Section 44(4) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 (the "Act") which provides for the appeal of decisions of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC


Sale of Computer Equipped with Pre-installed Software not an Unfair Commercial Practice
  • William Fry
  • European Union, France
  • December 8 2016

In Case C-31015 Vincent Deroo-Blanquart v Sony Europe Limited, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that the sale of a computer


Airbnb - Are You Breaching the Terms of Your Lease?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2016

Airbnb is a website that enables people to list short term rental accommodation in residential properties. Use of this and other similar websites have


UK Government Announces Intention to Ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • William Fry
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

Baroness Neville Rolfe, the UK Minister responsible for intellectual property, has announced that over the coming months the UK will proceed with


Supreme Court Reserves Judgment In Overturn of Defamation Award of 900,000
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 21 2016

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court reserved judgment in a man's appeal against the overturning by the Court of Appeal of an award of damages of 900


Court of Justice of the European Union Ruling on Pyrite Case
  • William Fry
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Further to our previous article on this subject, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued its preliminary ruling in the James


The Court of Appeal - A New Approach to Damages
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Recent jurisprudence of the Court of Appeal (the "Court") shows a pattern of reducing awards of damages from the High Court. The Court has stated that


Watching the Detectives
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Two recent cases will give lawyers pause for thought prior to instructing private investigators. In the first case, a private investigator (Mr Ryan