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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

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