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Connemara businessman in bid to secure trademark following objection from multinational

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Connemara man has raised concerns over an objection which stands in the way of his efforts to secure a trademark for a cartoon character associated with his business.
Leo Mansfield, who owns the Outdoor Shop in Clifden, has applied to the Patents Office to register his ‘Conn O’Mara’ logo as a trademark for craft beers.
However a US-based Japanese multinational Cooley Distillery has lodged an objection arguing there is the likelihood of confusion among consumers, if ‘Conn O’Mara’ is given the requested trademark.
Mr. Mansfield founded his business in 2001 and developed the stick-life figure in 2008 which now features on promotional t-shirts and clothing.
He now wishes to extend the trademark for use on beers, cider and water.
Leo Mansfield told Keith Finnegan the objection received from the multinational is unfair.

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Galway TD calls for online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A Galway TD is calling for an online portal for cyclists to upload footage of dangerous driving incidents.

A similar system was introduced by UK police in 2018, which has so far saved officers there more than 68,000 hours of work.

Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, says a streamlined online system would allow Gardai to review and investigate road incidents more quickly.

Deputy Cannon, explains it’s urgently needed:

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50 new jobs with opening of new global tech HQ in Ballybrit

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- 50 jobs are being created with the opening of Channel Mechanics Technologies global headquarters in Ballybrit.

The office is being officially opened later this morning by Junior Minister Hildegarde Naughton and Enterprise Ireland’s Kevin Sherry.

The Galway company was founded 10 years ago, and has moved offices from Oranmore to Ballybrit this year to keep up with its expanding team.

They are recruiting for positions across Customer Success, Sales, Research and Development, and Software Development.

Kenneth Fox is CEO:

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Four Galway water supplies on a boil water or water restriction notice

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There were four water supplies in Galway on a boil water or water restriction notice as of the 28th of September.

That’s according to a new report out this morning from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The four supplies in Galway are Ballinasloe, Dunmore /Glenamadday, Spiddal, and Inisbofin public water supplies.

These findings come as nearly 900 thousand people’s health was put at risk last year due to contaminated drinking water.

Noel Byrnes EPA Programme Manager said people in Gorey were hospitalised after drinking water from taps:

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