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EPO Fee Changes - April 2018
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • April 13 2018

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced a series of fee changes which came into effect on 1 April 2018. It is to be noted firstly that the EPO


Don’t fall for the scammers! Swedish prosecutions show the importance of remaining cautious of suspicious invoices
  • FRKelly
  • Sweden, European Union
  • April 6 2018

On 20 December 2017, the Swedish Court of Appeal sentenced four individuals to prison for a number of crimes relating to the issuing of fraudulent


Red Bull and EUTM Colour Combination Marks
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • January 31 2018

A recent decision by the EU General Court highlights the difficulties in protecting colour trade marks in the EU. Red Bull had registered two European


Trade Secrets: Securing Your Hidden Intellectual Property
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • January 26 2018

It is hoped that this short note will help the reader better understand (i) what trade secrets are; (ii) the value of trade secrets; and (iii) how to


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