A European Union Intellectual Property Office report calculates losses here of €223 million in the pharmaceutical sector, €131 million in cosmetics and personal care, €40 million in wine and spirits, and €12 million in toys and games.  Photograph: Dorling Kindersley/Getty

Irish businesses lose more than €400 million annually to counterfeit sales, according to a new EU report, which estimates that EU governments are losi(...)

In 2017, Conor McGregor’s main company here, McGregor Sports & Entertainment Ltd (MESL) lodged an application with the EU seeking to register the ‘Conor McGregor’ trademark

Lawyers for Conor McGregor have hit back at a Dutch company trying to block the mixed martial arts fighter registering his own name as a trademark acr(...)

Last year, Conor McGregor’s plans to obtain a trademark for his planned ‘Notorious’ whiskey came unstuck

A Dutch company is claiming that Conor McGregor’s attempts to register his own name as a trademark across the EU will create confusion with its own go(...)

Jiangling Motor Corporation’s   Land Wind and Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover  Evoque. Jaguar Land Rover   won a legal case in March to prevent the Chinese car brand from selling  its vehicle

The enormous and growing scale of the problem of counterfeiting throughout the EU – including Ireland – and its damaging effects on legitimate busines(...)

Incentives for consumers to purchase counterfeit goods and services include lower prices, easy access and low degrees of social stigma associated with such activity.

Counterfeiting and piracy are resulting in estimated annual sales losses of more than €900 million in Ireland, according to an EU report released on T(...)

McDonald’s has yet to lodge grounds of appeal with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Photograph: Rui Vieira/ PA

Fast food giant McDonald’s has appealed the EU trademark office decision cancelling a trademark for “Big Mac”. In the latest round of the brand battl(...)

A Supermac’s outlet in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Galway-based fast food chain Supermac’s has won its battle to force burger giant McDonald’s to relinquish its “big mac” trademark in Europe. In a jud(...)

A Dutch company is seeking to hinder the plans of mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor to expand his brand across Europe. Photograph: Inpho/Raymond Spencer

A little-known Dutch company is seeking to hinder the plans of mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor to expand his brand across Europe. McGrego(...)

Irish MMA world champion Conor McGregor is slugging it out with a number of consumer brands in various trademark disputes. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin fighter Conor McGregor’s attempt to tie down several trademarks related to his personal brand is facing legal opposition from multinational con(...)

He’s got bottle: after the Floyd Mayweather bout, Conor McGregor said he planned to sell an Irish whiskey called Notorious. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Fresh from earning $100 million for fighting Floyd Mayweather, Dublin sportsman Conor McGregor is now limbering up for a series of trademark battles t(...)

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