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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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Florence Meagher
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Supreme Court Refuses Teva Leave to Appeal Preliminary Injunction Order

The Supreme Court has refused leave to Teva to appeal a preliminary injunction granted to Bristol...

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Full Steam Ahead – Clamping down on Geo-Blocking

The EU General Court has determined that geo-blocking by video game companies via Steam infringes...

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Preparations for Referendum on Unified Patent Court

As the UPC opens its doors, we bring you the latest news as to when a referendum ratifying the UP...

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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 nominated in four categories at Managing IP Annual Awards

William Fry shortlisted for four awards at this year's Managing IP Annual Awards ceremony in London

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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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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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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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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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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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Messi Scores Important Victory in Long-running EU Trade Mark Dispute

As Lionel Messi secures an important victory in his longstanding legal battle to register 'MESSI'...

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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William Fry Wins Ireland Trademark Firm of the Year

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

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Glen, Is That A Scotch?

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Bill to bolster IP protection in the Digital Era

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Legal News – September 2018

Please click on the title above to view our Legal News - September 2018

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Copyright the Taste of Cheese? You Gouda Brie Kidding!

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