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Certainty on Brexit implications for EU Trade Marks and Designs moves closer. FRKelly’s Niamh Hall and Adam Flynn examine the Brexit state of play for IP owners

United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland - June 12 2018 There has been much discussion in recent times on Brexit and its likely implications for intellectual property. Now that the draft Withdrawal...

Niamh Hall.


EUTM Enhancements - 1 October 2017

European Union, Ireland - October 12 2017 A number of changes affecting European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) came into force on 1 October 2017. Overall, these changes are a positive development...

Mary Bleahene.


A Diamond is Forever: but is your slogan?

European Union - December 2 2015 Corporations invest vast amounts of money in developing and advertising their brands. Slogans are often used to increase brand awareness. A catchy...

Mary Bleahene.


It’s now official: CTM registration for descriptive logos is uphill struggle

European Union - November 18 2015 Up until relatively recently, CTM applicants could avoid OHIM's official practice of rejecting descriptive or non-distinctive word marks by combining...

Mary Bleahene.


Dunnes Stores, “always better value?” not so, rules the High Court

Australia - August 6 2015 On 9 June 2015, Mr. Justice Brian Cregan of the High Court held that the retailer Dunnes Stores had engaged in unlawful comparative advertising...

Brenda O’Regan.