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The seven deadly IP sins committed by startups
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • October 1 2015

For many entrepreneurs, the business itself is a vice; but some business owners are also guilty of habitually overlooking intellectual property as a


Something to consider before crowdfunding a startup
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • August 24 2015

With Kickstarter one of the best-known crowdfunding platforms attracting USD529m (478m) in pledges last year, crowdfunding has emerged as an


The back-and-forth of the Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 16 2015

In a move that advances the establishment of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), Luxembourg has become the latest signatory to ratify the UPC


The current state of the Community Trademark infographic
  • FRKelly
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 7 2014

The Community Trademark (CTM) gives trademark owners a uniform right applicable in all Member States of the European Union (EU) on the basis of a


To opt-out, or not to opt-out, that is the question
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • February 18 2015

The third article in this series considered the significance of Ireland hosting a local division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). This fourth


Same-sex marriage and the age of presidential candidates may have postponed UPC ratification in Ireland
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • June 3 2015

In late May 2015, the citizens of Ireland voted in two separate referendums to amend the Constitution of Ireland; one to mandate provision for


The Role of IP in the Business Plan
  • FRKelly
  • Ireland
  • January 11 2016

Your business plan allows you to document your business objectives and helps you to focus your commercial direction - but your business plan is also a


Bifurcating European patent litigation anticipate a split at the UPC!
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • March 12 2015

The fourth article in this series dealt with how the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will try to circumvent variations between national court systems, and


The road so far to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) infographic
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • May 6 2015

Some have said that the road to the UPC has been a rocky one but, bearing in mind that a single European patent system was first conceived over forty


Do you still own that design and can it be used or copied without infringing?
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2014

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 introduced a number of changes into UK design law, some of which entered into force in October. The primary change