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William Fry | United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland | 9 May 2019

Why Can Leinster only pick two of Lowe, Fardy & Gibson Park for the Champions Cup Final?

The Heineken Champions Cup final is due to be held on Saturday 11 May at St James' Park, Newcastle between Leinster and Saracens. We explore why a


William Fry | European Union | 11 Jan 2019

Applying the "Right to Be Forgotten" Outside the EU? Forget About It.

The “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should


William Fry | European Union | 3 Dec 2018

Copyright the Taste of Cheese? You Gouda Brie Kidding!

The Court of Justice (ECJ) this week ruled in Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV that copyright protection does not extend to the taste of cheese. In


William Fry | European Union | 8 Nov 2018

It's a Family Affair for Digital Piracy as Court of Justice Rule on Strotzer Case

In October 2018 the European Court of Justice examined whether the owner of an internet connection could escape liability where copyright had been


William Fry | European Union, Germany | 25 Oct 2018

ECJ issues Decision on SPCs for Medical Devices

On 25 October 2018 the ECJ handed down decision (C-52717) responding to a preliminary ruling request from the German Federal Patents Court regarding


William Fry | Ireland | 24 Sep 2018

New Government Legislation Programme: Industry & Sector Specific Breakdown AutumnWinter 2018

The Government Legislation Programme of the Partnership Government for the Autumn session has been published. The Cabinet has approved 39 new bills


William Fry | European Union | 21 Sep 2018

No Break for KitKat as ECJ Finds the Four-fingered Shape Lacks the Acquired Distinctiveness for EU Trade Mark Protection

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently ruled that the three-dimensional, four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar lacks the acquired


William Fry | Ireland | 17 Sep 2018

How to Manage an Employee who is 'Moonlighting'

Last month, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) determined that the dismissal of a Luas driver who had engaged in "moonlighting" was fair in


William Fry | European Union | 11 Sep 2018

Glen, Is That A Scotch?

Whether a Glen is a Scotch is a question is to be determined by the District Court of Hamburg following a ruling by the CJEU that an evocation of a


William Fry | Ireland | 27 Aug 2018

Has the GDPR Opened the Door to Class Actions in Ireland?

With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, one of the emerging considerations is whether its provisions - specifically

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