EU Trade Marks following Brexit

4 October, 2019

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, including the United Kingdom (“UK”). With the UK set to leave the […]

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The Brexit Series: EEA Resident Director Checklist

1 October, 2019 Author: Ciara Finnan

Flynn O’Driscoll previously published an article on section 137 of the Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) which requires an Irish incorporated company to have at least one European Economic Area (“EEA”) resident director. We outlined that this requirement does not apply to companies that hold an insurance bond (the “Bond”) or section 140 certificate. In […]

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Legal Update- The Brexit Series

27 September, 2019 Author: Ciara Finnan

Over the next number of weeks Flynn O’Driscoll will publish ‘The Brexit Series’ which will deliver practical advice, information and business solutions for companies facing the challenges of Brexit. We will discuss the ‘need to know’ with a view to providing clarity and certainty in the run up to the Exit Date (31 October 2019) […]

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Legislative Update: Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019

25 September, 2019 Author: Laoise O’Malley

Many believe that the recently enacted Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (the “Act”) will have negative legal and practical implications for the commercial property sector. Introduction There are concerns that the introduction of this Act will result in landlords and in some cases, lenders incurring increased costs with landlords assuming liability for […]

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The Premier League: Blocking Internet Streaming

11 September, 2019 Author: Amy Naughton

A recent decision of the Irish Commercial Court, a division of the High Court, has granted for the first time in Ireland, a blocking order on streaming in favour of The Football Association Premier League Limited. In the matter of The Football Association Premier League Limited v. Eircom Limited trading as Eir, Sky Ireland Limited, […]

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