Publications

An Introduction to Trade Marks

31 July, 2019

The Trade Marks Act 1996 (as amended by the European Union (Trade Marks) Regulations 2018) defines a trade mark as “any sign which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings”. What is a trade mark? A trade mark may consist of words, designs, letters and numerals. […]

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Directors’ Declaration of Solvency

31 May, 2019

A recent judgment by the UK High Court, LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) –v- Trew [2018] EWHC 600 (Ch), highlights the potential risks for directors in making a statement of solvency about a company without having made a full inquiry into its affairs. The Case LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) (“LRH”), acting by its liquidators, […]

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Introduction to Media Mergers
13 August, 2018 Author: Alastair Baird

The merger notification process was simplified by the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 which came into force on the 31st October 2014 (the “Act”). While this was not the primary aim of the Act, it has provided much needed clarity with the merger process. This article will focus on the existing media merger control […]

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Our GDPR Update
25 May, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) came into effect in Europe today, 25 May 2018. It brings with it enhanced data subjects rights and greater obligations on controllers or processors of personal data, together the potential for significant administrative fines in the event of non-compliance. The ability to demonstrate compliance therefore will be […]

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The Knowledge Development Box in Ireland – A Quick Overview.
14 July, 2017

In 2016, Ireland introduced a new tax-based incentive for intellectual property generating Irish companies referred to as the Knowledge Development Box. The KDB is a corporation tax relief. Launched as “best in class” and the “world’s first OECD-compliant” regime, the KDB provides that profits generated by an Irish company from the commercial exploitation of certain […]

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