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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Trade Marks: Tips for Name Generation

26 April, 2021

Intellectual property rights play a key role in building stronger and more competitive businesses.  Whether these rights protect your novel inventions as patents, the copyright in your original works, design rights in your products (or parts of them) or the trade mark rights in original brands and other badges of origin, these rights all seek […]

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Trade Marks in Ireland

1 January, 2017

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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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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