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EU Trade Marks Following Brexit

27 April, 2021

In Europe, a trade mark registration system exists through which a single European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) application may be filed before the European Union Intellectual Property Office and if granted, will extend registered trade mark rights simultaneously in all EU member states.  As of the 1st January 2021, EUTMs no longer protect trade marks […]

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The Brexit Series- Setting Up a Company in Ireland

17 October, 2019

This article looks at the different types of companies that are incorporated in Ireland, with a particular focus on the characteristics of the most common type of company, the private company limited by shares. Private Company Limited by Shares (“Limited Company”) This is by far the most common type of company in Ireland. The most […]

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Register for an Economic Operator’s Registration & Identification Number

18 November, 2019

Any business that imports or exports goods into or out of the EU, needs an Economic Operator’s Registration and Identification (“EORI”) number. This number is used by Revenue, HM Revenue and Customs and all other EU member states’ customs authorities to identify the trader and impose the necessary duty on the goods. While it is […]

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The Brexit Loan Scheme- Accessing Capital in the face of Brexit

10 October, 2019

What is the Brexit Loan Scheme? The Scheme provides access to between €25,000 and €1.5 million for a term of 1 to 3 years, at a lower interest rate and on more favourable terms than those provided by other Irish lenders in the market. It is important to note that the Scheme is only available […]

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The Future Growth Loan Scheme- Accessing Finance in the face of Brexit

8 October, 2019

The Future Growth Loan Scheme the (“Scheme”) was approved earlier this year and aims to support small and medium sized businesses, in addition to the primary agriculture and seafood sectors which have particular exposure to the UK and may be most impacted by the UK leaving the EU on 31st October. What is the Future […]

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