EUIPO Board of Appeal should carry out own independent assessment, holds General Court – World Trademark Review

(This article was written for the World Trademark Review. The original article was published on April 14, 2016.) In a recent decision

MINI obstructs MINICARGO – World Trademark Review

(This article was written for the World Trademark Review. The original article was published on April 11, 2016.) In LG Developpement v

Ireland’s new Government committed to the Unified Patent Court

The Government of the 32nd Dáil is the newly established Government of Ireland, formed after the 2016 general election to

Patent 101: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Idea

(This article was written for AIB Business. The original article was published on April 28, 2016 and can be viewed here.)

Surnames as Trade Marks under the EUTM Regulation 

At FRKelly, we often receive inquiries from US clients as to whether surnames can be registered as EUTMs (formerly CTMs).