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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


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


AIA means I no longer have to scrutinize a claim to priority, right? Wrong
  • FRKelly
  • European Union, USA
  • November 27 2013

Even though the right of priority is a mainstay of the Paris Convention, the European Patent Convention (EPC) provides complete, self-contained


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


In bad shape: Registration of 3D trademarks
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • February 22 2016

It is common knowledge that words, phrases and logos (such as Coca-Cola, ‘Have a break’ and the Nike swoosh) can be protected as registered


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


Johnson & Johnson and Novartis are fined for delaying market entry of fentanyl
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 12 2013

On 10 December 2013, the European Commission announced that it has imposed fines of 10.798 million euros on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (with


No confusion between BALLON D'OR and Golden Balls
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 22 2014

On the 20 November 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its decision in Intra-Presse SAS v Golden Balls (Joined Cases C-58113 P and


Is there a way to patent stem cells in Europe?
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • April 14 2014

It's no news that the European Patent Convention (EPC) does not allow European Patents to be granted in respect of biotechnological inventions


Recording Transfers at the European Patent Office
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 5 2016

The latest European Patent Office (EPO) Guidelines for Examination have been issued including an important update regarding the recordation of