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Certainty on Brexit implications for EU Trade Marks and Designs moves closer. FRKelly’s Niamh Hall and Adam Flynn examine the Brexit state of play for IP owners
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2018

There has been much discussion in recent times on Brexit and its likely implications for intellectual property. Now that the draft Withdrawal


A Diamond is Forever: but is your slogan?
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 2 2015

Corporations invest vast amounts of money in developing and advertising their brands. Slogans are often used to increase brand awareness. A catchy


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


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


The plain facts the challenges posed by the introduction of plain packaging
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • September 7 2015

Plain packaging is a regulatory proposal requiring generic packaging for all tobacco products the packaging must consist of 65 health warnings


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


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 to develop an effective company trade mark
  • FRKelly
  • Global
  • September 3 2015

As the global marketplace becomes increasingly saturated, the loss of sales and customers to competitors continues to pose a serious


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


Louis Vuitton cannot monopolise checkerboard pattern for leather goods in Europe
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 10 2015

A recent decision of the European General Court has resulted in the invalidation of two of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic and recognisable