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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 Norwegian Examinership and what it entails for the company’s creditors (Originally published on 15 December 2020)

22 February, 2021

On Monday, 7 December, the Irish High Court affirmed the appointment of an examiner, Kieran Wallace of KPMG, to a number of companies in the Norwegian Air Group  (“Norwegian”) as well as the Oslo based parent company of the group, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“NAS”).  The appointment of the examiner will provide Norwegian with critical protection from its […]

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Introduction of Negative Interest Rates by Irish Financial Institutions

17 February, 2021

For some time now, Irish financial institutions (the “Banks”) have been, or have been planning to, charge “negative interest” on corporate deposits. This is asserted by the Banks to be in response to the commercial situation in the Irish banking market and across the European Union since 2014 when the European Central Bank introduced negative […]

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Cloudy Skies: Aircraft Repossession & Detainment

17 February, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating and lockdowns across Europe look set to continue into the early summer, aircraft lessors and financiers have been forced to reconsider their initial strategies thought through at the beginning of the pandemic. This article sets out a brief overview of the steps a lessor or financier […]

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FBD Test Case a Significant Victory for Business Interruption Insurance Policyholders

5 February, 2021

Today, the Commercial Court has found in favour of the policyholders who challenged FBD Insurance’s decision to deny cover in respect of business interruption losses sustained as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The outcome of this case was highly anticipated by all FBD Insurance policyholders who had purchased business interruption cover, as well as […]

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