GDPR: British Airways faces record fine of £183.39M

8 July, 2019 Author: Laura Myles

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today issued a statement in relation to its intention to fine British Airways (“BA”) £183.39M for infringements of the GDPR. The matter relates to a cyber security incident notified by BA to the ICO in September 2018 and believed to have started in June of that year. Described […]

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Trade Marks in Ireland

1 January, 2017 Author: Laura Myles

Benefit of Trade Mark Registration The owner of a registered trade mark enjoys the exclusive right, for so long as the trade mark is registered, to use that trade mark in connection with the goods or services covered by the registration in the country or countries of registration. In the event a competitor subsequently seeks […]

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GDPR: One Year On

3 June, 2019 Author: Laura Myles

25th May 2019 marked the first anniversary of [General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679] (the “GDPR”). The GDPR governs the processing of personal data of EU data subjects. It modernised and sought to harmonise the collection of previous data protection laws in Europe in a way which enhances a data subject’s rights and at the […]

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Our GDPR Update

25 May, 2018 Author: Laura Myles

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 Author: Laura Myles

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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