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Interns and your intellectual property: what you need to know
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 28 2014

Last week's blog highlighted the absence of law clarifying the status of interns in Ireland. For IP-rich organisations, this may impact their ability


EU Court Answers: When Can You Re-sell Software?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • November 11 2016

The initial acquirer of a copy of software, in some circumstances, may resell that copy and his licence to a new acquirer. We examine a recent EU


The good wife: security for loans and the rights of spouses
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 22 2013

In Goodbody Stockbrokers v Allied Irish Banks and Patterson1 Goodbody stockbrokers sought to resolve a situation where it was facing competing


Discovery obligations and company groups: when can a discovery order against a company be used against related companies?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 22 2013

The context of this decision was a procedural dispute in litigation arising out of the collapse of the Madoff Ponzi scheme. The plaintiff fund sought


Testing Times: Are Exam Scripts Personal Data? Irish Supreme Court Asks Europe to Decide
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 5 2016

The Irish Supreme Court recently handed down a decision in the long-running case of Nowak v. Data Protection Commissioner 2016 IESC 18. The Supreme


Enhancing Ireland’s appellate capacity: a new court of appeal?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 22 2013

The Minister for Justice recently announced the Government's intention to hold a referendum in September on the proposal to create a Court of Appeal


Contributory negligence in claims against solicitors in the Supreme Court appeal of KBC Bank v BCM Hanby Wallace
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 22 2013

Last year, the High Court had ruled that the solicitors firm had failed to obtain security for loans in respect of 27 properties, and instead allowed


Open justice and public access to documents filed at court
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 22 2013

In AIB v Tracey (No. 2)1 the High Court recently ruled in favour of an application by a nonparty to litigation to have access to affidavits opened


Data Privacy Day 2015 what the next 12 months might bring
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 28 2015

With today's date marking Data Privacy Day 2015, we look back on some of our top stories in the past year. We also glance forward to the coming 12


Staying proceedings to arbitration: full judicial consideration test confirmed
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • February 9 2015

We have successfully represented The Lisheen Mine and Lisheen Milling Limited in two separate applications to stay High Court proceedings to