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The colour purple is no longer a grey area....

Ireland - October 17 2013 Nestle tasted sweet victory this month following a nine year legal battle against Cadbury's attempt to trademark the colour purple for a range of…

Government proposals to amend the Patents Act 1992

Ireland - October 1 2013 The Irish Government has proposed new legislation to widen the scope of the "bolar" exemption available under patent law, the effect of which will be…

What's in a name? Singer sues RTÉ for use of his name

Ireland - September 12 2013 A singer/songwriter is suing RTÉ and comedian Andy Quirke for alleged trade mark infringement over their use of the name, 'Damo' in a TV…

U-turn on decision to destroy blood samples

Ireland - March 28 2013 As explained in last month's blog on this topic, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) ordered the destruction of all "heel prick…

More building of "blocks" on the web in the UK!

United Kingdom - March 13 2013 Following on from our previous related blogs last year: Music Body Asks BT to Block User Access to Pirate Bay Site; Controversial Draft Copyright…