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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


The recast Brussels I Regulation changes for EU cross-border litigation
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • March 18 2015

Since 1968, the Brussels Convention, later the 2001 Brussels I Regulation, has played an important role in determining jurisdiction and how judgments


The Microsoft saga how do the arguments stack up?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, USA
  • May 8 2015

In last week’s post, we looked at the recent involvement of the Irish Government in the case of Microsoft Corporation v United States. Now, with


Aggressive and tactical enforcement denied: O’Flynn Group v Carbon Finance Limited & others
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • August 15 2014

On 13 August 2014, the Irish High Court gave a judgment which addresses significant issues in examinerships and provides some clarity regarding loan


Challenging wind farms
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • January 13 2015

The benefits of renewable energy are obvious, but the High Court in Kelly v An Bord Pleanála made it clear that failure to properly consider the


Data retention in Europe lessons learned?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • March 5 2015

Following the decision of Europe's top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") to strike down the Data Protection Directive (the


Ireland announces its intention to host a local division of the Unified Patent Court
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 5 2014

Richard Bruton, the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, has recently announced that Ireland has elected to establish a local division of the


‘Right to be forgotten’ goes global
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • December 4 2014

The Article 29 Working Party ("Working Party") - the collection of EU Member States' national data protection authorities ("DPAs") - has issued its


When the levee breaks: UK Court quashes levy-free private copying exception
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

From Shawn Fanning setting up the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing service Napster in 1999 to the recent rise of online music streaming services such


Refusing medical treatment - advance care directives
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 20 2015

The High Court has recently ruled that an acutely ill and profoundly disabled 10 year old girl in State care should not be resuscitated or receive