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William Fry Secures Pair of Accolades at Prestigious Managing IP Awards

Awarded Irish Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year 2024 for the second year running at the annual ...

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Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Podcast – Intellectual Property Rights

Annah Kenna, an associate in the Technology department discusses intellectual property rights iss...

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Evidence of UK Use of EU Mark in EU Invalidity Proceedings Post-Brexit

General Court finds that evidence of use of an earlier EU trade mark in the UK is irrelevant in a...

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Legal News – January 2022

Here is a selection of our recent publications on subjects that may affect you or your business.

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World Intellectual Property Day 2019

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2019, WIPO has chosen to celebrate how IP rights sup...

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William Fry World Intellectual Property Day Update 2020

To mark World Intellectual Property Day 2020, our Intellectual Property team has round-up some of...

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Where do I Sign? Using Electronic Signatures for your Remote Business Dealings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Using an electronic signature to execute documents is a practical and effective solution to the r...

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What To Expect When You Are Legitimately Expecting

On 3 June 2020 Perrigo opened its case in the High Court in a bid to quash one of the most conten...

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Waving Goodbye to Effective SPC Protection?

A new Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) waiver has been introduced in favour of EU gener...

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Trade Mark Your Street Art? Don’t Banksy on it!

A trade mark depicting a Banksy work of art has been invalidated on the grounds that it was filed...

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Three William Fry Experts Listed as Leading Global IP Practitioners

William Fry is proud to have three of its leading lawyers listed in the 2019 edition of WIPR Lead...

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The Unified Patent Court – An Idea Worth Protecting?

Following the German Federal Constitutional Court's finding that German legislation ratifying the...

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Starbucks Grinds Out Victory To Keep On Rocking

The EU General Court has ruled in favour of Starbucks, stating that the European Union Intellectu...

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Sports Bulletin – A Year in Review in Sport

The William Fry Sports Group look back at the sports sector in 2020

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Russia Issues Decree Providing For 0% Compensation for the Unauthorised Use of Certain IP Rights Emanating From “Unfriendly Countries”

Russia has issued a decree providing for 0% compensation for the unauthorised use by way of compu...

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Return of the Live Injunction – Premier League Live Injunction Extended to Combat Illegal Streaming

The Premier League has been granted an extension to a live blocking injunction for the remainder ...

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Protect your Professional Sports Club – Protect your IP

Sports clubs are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of intellectual property protectio...

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No Break for KitKat as ECJ Finds the Four-fingered Shape Lacks the Acquired Distinctiveness for EU Trade Mark Protection

ECJ finds KitKat's four-fingered shape lacks the acquired distinctiveness for EU trade mark prote...

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Neymar Jr Secures Invalidation of Trade Mark Registration of his Name

The EU General Court has ruled in favour of the Brazilian soccer star and invalidated a registrat...

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New Government Legislation Programme: Industry & Sector Breakdown Summer 2022

The Summer legislation programme has been published by the government. The programme includes 34...

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Mining Big Data

An exception to copyright infringement for text and data mining on the horizon?

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Medical Devices – New Classification Rules – Is your Business Ready?

A guide to the classification of devices under the new Medical Devices Regulation

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Manchester United Settle Trade Mark Dispute with SEGA

Manchester United Football Club will be renamed in the next edition of 'Football Manager' after i...

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Liverpool FC Not Caught Off Balance – Lessons for Brand Partnerships

A recent decision of the English High Court in New Balance Athletics, Inc v. The Liverpool Footba...

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Launch of our Medical Device Publication

William Fry are delighted to launch our MDR/IVDR publication. To assist medical device companies ...

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Land Rover fails to ‘Defend’ its 3D Vehicle Model Applications

Land Rover has failed to secure trade mark protection for its 3D vehicle model marks.

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Kerry Group Loses Trade Mark Butter Battle with Rival Kerrygold

The CJEU has ruled against Kerry Group in a long-running legal dispute with Ornua over registerin...

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IVDR Crunch Time – Where does Ireland Stand?

The In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation, (EU) 2017/746, is fully applicable as of Thurs...

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Ireland is a Leading Location for Data-Related Investment in the EU

A global survey published by William Fry has found that for today's decision makers, the most imp...

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Ireland Launches Intellectual Property and Technology Court and Reforms IP Disputes Procedures

Under new Court Rules which come into operation on 22 October 2021, Intellectual Property cases a...

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IPHA’s Revised Self-Care Advertising Code

Effective from 1 March 2021, the revised IPHA Code introduces new rules for advertising non-presc...

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Interlocutory Injunctions – The Fallout from the Supreme Court Decision in Merck Sharp & Dohme

This article discusses a recent Court of Appeal decision that answers a question that arose for p...

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Illegal Streaming of Premier League Matches Blocked by High Court

Illegal streaming of Premier League matches blocked by High Court

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Implementation of EU Medical Device Regulation May Face Delay

The European Commission has announced that it is working on a proposal to postpone the date of ap...

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I want to Ride my (Brompton Folding) Bicycle

I want to ride my (Brompton folding) bicycle… ECJ rules that copyright protection can apply to a ...

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Guidance Published on Appropriate Surveillance under Article 120 of the MDR

The Medical Device Coordination Group has published guidance on the activities to be performed by...

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European Commission Proposes a Unitary SPC and/or a Unified Procedure for Granting National SPCs

The European Commission has proposed a unified procedure for granting Supplementary Protection Ce...

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EUDAMED – A Work in Progress!

New rules for the operation of Eudamed will enter into force on 19 December 2021. In this brief a...

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EU Copyright Directive Transposed into Irish Law

The Government has signed a statutory instrument transposing the EU Copyright Directive into Iris...

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EU Copyright Directive: Commission Releases Article 17 Guidance

On 4 June, the European Commission released its long-awaited guidance on the application of Artic...

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ECJ issues Decision on SPCs for Medical Devices

ECJ rules on the availability of SPC protection for medical devices incorporating a pharmaceutica...

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COVID-19: Can You Keep A Secret? Protecting Trade Secrets During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With working-from-home the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses should take add...

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COVID-19: Top Data Protection Queries & Practical Tips

We consider how businesses might navigate some of the demands of data protection compliance in th...

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COVID-19 & E-Commerce: Top 10 Legal Issues for Online Retailers

In this article, William Fry specialists identify ten important legal issues that apply to online...

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Court of Appeal Cracks Galway Eggs Case

The three-judge Court of Appeal, overturning the High Court's 2016 decision, ruled that the Appel...

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Copy That! Ireland Implements EU Copyright Directive

A look at how the EU Copyright Directive has been implemented in Ireland

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Compulsory Licences on the Horizon for Drugs and Equipment?

As concerns grow globally about the availability of certain drugs and equipment in the midst of t...

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Clinical Trials Regulation to Take Effect from 31 January 2022

The European Commission has announced that the long-awaited Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) No 53...

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Clarity on EU Design Protection Exemption Following ECJ Decision

The ECJ has provided clarity on EU design protection provisions in the recent case of Doceram v C...

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CJEU Rules on Liability of Internet Platforms for User Uploads

On 22 June, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment on the liability of in...

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Burger Wars – Supermacs takes out McDonalds BIG MAC

The European Intellectual Property Office (the "EUIPO") has revoked McDonald's 'BIG MAC' word mark.

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Bottomless Bubbles Beware!

The ASAI Complaints Committee weighs in on promotions for 'Bottomless Bubbly'

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Brand Protection in the Metaverse: EUIPO Updates Guidance on Trade Mark Applications for NFTs and Virtual Goods

With the exponential rise of the Metaverse, brands are racing to protect their intellectual prope...

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Act Now to be Ready on Time – Guide to New Classification Rules for In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

Continuing our series of publications, we outline the key changes to the classification of in vit...

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A Progressive Roll Out of the IVDR

The European Commission proposes a progressive roll-out of the In Vitro Medical Devices Regulatio...

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A Further Update on the Unified Patent Court

The requisite number of Member States have now joined the protocol on a European Unified Patent C...

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Third Strike for Warner-Lambert’s Lyrica® patent

The lengthy Lyrica® patent dispute between Warner-Lambert and Mylan and Actavis is over. Last wee...

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Bacardi ‘Bottles up’ its Distinctive Look with EU Trade Mark Registration

The EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal recently overturned an EUIPO Examiner's decision, allowing Barca...

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Progressive Roll Out of the IVDR Confirmed by EU Parliament and Council

The European Parliament and European Council recently approved the progressive roll-out of the In...

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Quick off the (Trade) Mark – Commercialising the Victory Dance in Sport

Athletes have built brands around their sporting success using intellectual property. While filin...

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The European Unified Patent Court – is it Finally within Reach?

The German Federal Constitutional Court has rejected the latest constitutional challenge to the G...

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Damages not an Adequate Remedy in Trade Mark Dispute

The Irish High Court has granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the infringement of a pl...

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IPHA’s Revised Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Taking effect on 1 March 2021, the IPHA have revised their Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutica...

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Liverpool Scores Victory in Dispute over BetVictor Sponsorship Deal

Liverpool FC successfully defended a UK High Court claim from an agent which claimed it was entit...

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FRAND or Foe: UK Supreme Court Confirms English Court’s Jurisdiction to Set global FRAND Rates

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Legal News – February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date ...

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Return of the (Super)Mac’s: McDonald’s Won’t Appeal Ruling on ‘MC’ Trade Mark

McDonald's has decided not to appeal against the European Union Intellectual Property Office's (E...

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Improved Access to Affordable Medicines – EU Proposes Radical Action

EU Commission releases its Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, marking the first step in its prop...

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Lights Out for Illegal Streaming of European Soccer Matches as UEFA Secures High Court Order

European football's governing body UEFA secured a High Court order requiring several internet ser...

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Low Rate of Notified Body Designations under MDR and IVDR Causes Bottleneck Concerns for the European MedTech Industry

Continuing our series of publications, in this briefing we explore which EU Notified Bodies have ...

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Can You Copyright a Powder? Charlotte Tilbury Wins Over look-a-like Contender from Aldi

A recent UK decision illustrates the difficulties in proving what artistic copyright can extend t...

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Legal News – August 2019

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Peppa Pig EUTM victorious over Imposter Pig Mark

The General Court has dismissed an appeal by trade mark owner, Mr Xianhao Pan in relation to an i...

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William Fry Wins Ireland Trademark Firm of the Year

William Fry has been awarded Ireland Trademark Firm of the Year at the inaugural Global IP Awards...

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The Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 has Now Been Commenced

The Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 which makes significant cha...

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Legal News – October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date o...

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Glen, Is That A Scotch?

The CJEU has ruled that a product name which evokes a connection to a protected geographical indi...

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It’s a Family Affair for Digital Piracy as Court of Justice Rule on Strotzer Case

In a recent European Court of Justice decision, the owner of an internet connection sought to esc...

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Copyright the Taste of Cheese? You Gouda Brie Kidding!

The Court of Justice (ECJ) this week ruled in Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV that copyright ...

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Can Video Broadcasting “Kill” the Radio Star?

Irish High Court awards damages for unauthorised broadcasting of entertainment DVD.

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