Intellectual property law



Leo Moore: The return of the live injunction

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

Kinged: Louis Vuitton chequerboard print finds favour with General Court

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

Pandemic makes implementation of Copyright Directive 'more important'

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

Aisling McMahon: COVID-19, patents and healthcare – the need for (bio)ethics

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

UK will not join Unified Patent Court in 'blow for industry'

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

Dr Mark Hyland appointed adjunct professor of IP law at Law Society of Ireland

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

CJEU: Registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid

The General Court of the EU has confirmed that registration of the mark ‘NEYMAR’ by a third party is invalid.

Published 16 May 2019

CJEU: General Court annuls EUIPO decision over 'Chiara Ferragni' trade mark

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 overhauled for first time in over 20 years

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

EU grants Supermac's bid to strip McDonald's of 'Big Mac' trademark

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