July 6, 2020
Data Protection – the Return to Work Safely Protocol
When the Return to Work Safely Protocol was published in May, we outlined the main considerations for employers. You can read this piece here. In this piece, we outlined that...
At Lavelle Partners, we understand that protection of your intellectual property (IP) is essential to the success and competitiveness of your business. Ireland is an especially attractive place to do business due to its tax incentives for firms seeking to leverage their valuable IP; a key factor in Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment strategy. It is for this reason that Ireland has some of the most stringent IP protection legislation in the world.
The Government are currently overhauling Irish trademark law in line with new EU trademark legislation, with the aim of lowering costs for IP protection and providing greater certainty for businesses; this represents the first major reform in trademark law in Ireland for over 20 years. As part of these changes, four new statutory instruments to transpose EU trademark law were brought into force in January 2019 in Ireland, including:
The changes make trade mark registration systems across the EU more uniform and accessible. As such, within the EU, trademarks can be registered at the national level, or at the EU level with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
For further information regarding IP disputes in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.
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