Intellectual property law
Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport.
Published 16 July 2020
The General Court of the European Union has sided with Louis Vuitton in a long-running dispute over its canvas chequerboard print, The Fashion Law reports.
Published 18 June 2020
Karolina Rozhnova: Over the rainbow – High Court orders Twitter to disclose information about parody account
William Fry trainee solicitor Karolina Rozhnova considers a recent case in which Twitter was ordered by the High Court to disclose information about a parody account.
Published 10 June 2020
The coronavirus pandemic makes Ireland's implementation of the new EU Copyright Directive "all the more important", a senior IP law expert has said.
Published 24 April 2020
Dr Aisling McMahon, assistant professor at Maynooth University Department of Law and an expert in medical and intellectual property law, makes the case for a (bio)ethics space within patent law.
Published 21 April 2020
The UK will not seek to become a member of the proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) despite earlier suggestions that it would, government officials have confirmed.
Published 2 March 2020
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Law Society of Ireland have announced the appointment of Dr Mark Hyland as the inaugural IMRO Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law.
Published 18 June 2019
The General Court of the EU has confirmed that registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid.
Published 16 May 2019
The General Court has annulled European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision refusing registration of the figurative mark ‘Chiara Ferragni’ as an EU trade mark
Published 14 February 2019
Irish trademark law has been overhauled for the first time in over two decades following the transposition of an EU directive into Irish law.
Published 17 January 2019
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has stripped McDonald's of its "Big Mac" trademark following an application from Galway-based fast food franchise Supermac's.
Published 16 January 2019