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UKIPO Patent Fees Increasing from 6th April 2018
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

The UKIPO will have some new and increased official fees for UK patent applications being introduced from next April. The basic details are as


Changes to Irish domain registration policy from March 2018
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • December 1 2017

The registration process for .ie domains is changing majorly from March 2018. The “Claim to the name” will be removed at the time of registration


5 Rules to Avoid your Trade Mark Becoming Generic
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • November 8 2017

The exclusive rights to a brand name, gained through its registration as a Trade Mark, can be lost through careless and improper use. This can happen


EUTM Enhancements - 1 October 2017
  • FRKelly
  • 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


Activis v Eli Lilly decision likely to broaden the scope of patents in the UK
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2017

Lord Neuberger’s reformulation of the so-called “Protocol questions” in the Activis v Eli Lilly decision in the UK Supreme Court seems likely to


No healthy profit in nutritional supplements trade mark case
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • August 4 2017

In Nutrimedical BV v Nualtra Ltd (2017 IEHC 253, May 2, 2017) the High Court highlighted the costs and risks of litigation, particularly where the


Protect your invention internationally: don’t miss crucial territories!
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • July 26 2017

As a national patent has effect in just one state, astute innovators fit together many “pieces” to complete their international patent portfolio. But


Why are celebrities trade marking their children’s names?
  • FRKelly
  • Global
  • July 20 2017

Beyoncé and Jay-Z, two very successful music artists, registered their baby’s name Blue Ivy Carter as a European Union Trade Mark back in 2012


How close is too close? Statements of support from connected parties in genuine use examined
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 15 2017

In MI Industries Inc v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-3016), the General Court has clarified several principles relating


EU General Court finds these trademarks confusingly similar
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 8 2017

In a recent decision, the EU General Court upheld a decision that the trade marks NIMORAL and NEORAL are confusingly similar. The decision is