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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


Changes in European Patent Office practice following findings of lack of unity
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • April 20 2017

A recent change in European Patent Office (EPO) practice is a further, welcome example of applicant-friendly procedures being implemented by the EPO


Trade Mark Scams - Beware of Unofficial Notices
  • FRKelly
  • Global
  • April 13 2017

It is important that applicants, proprietors and agents authenticate all requests for payment that are received in relation to their intellectual


Licensed to Brexit
  • FRKelly
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2017

With Brexit moving closer, this is an opportune time to give your intellectual property licenses a health check to ensure that they are future-proofed


Uncharacteristic Characteristics Giving Substantial to Value to Goods
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • March 14 2017

On 23 March 2016, the new European Union Trade Mark Regulation came into force (1). The new Regulation is part of the EU trade mark reform package and


Executing a trade mark strategy for your business
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • March 2 2017

A trademark helps to separate similar products sold by competing companies and helps customers to remember a certain product. Customers who are