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Using crowdfunding sites could destroy your nascent business idea
July 15, 2013

A recent article by Shireen Smith on the subject of crowdfunding, was published by the Guardian in June, and explains why it is particularly crucial for early stage businesses to protect their intellectual property before...

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Trademark Registration – A Lack of Finality?
August 19, 2013

Over half a million trademark applications are filed each year throughout Europe, and a memo of the European Commission indicates that as of March 2013 there were nearly 10 million trademarks listed in European...

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David vs Goliath
September 18, 2013

Six Year Battle for British SME Ends in Success as GOLDEN BALLS is Officially Registered as a Community Trade Mark

Following a six-year legal battle that has cost over £100,000 in legal fees, Inez and Gus Bodur were...
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Photographers, photography copyright and the Red Bus case
November 22, 2013

Photography is probably one of the most popular art forms today, with social media platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Vine encouraging the professional and the amateur photographer to share their images. Such platforms...

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Online Brand Protection
November 25, 2013

Beware of buzz marketing. Writing fake online reviews can land your business in serious trouble and cost you more than you gained in reputation or sales, as evidenced recently by a host of SEO companies caught up in New...

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European Trademark Office rules Pinterest doesn’t own rights to its name
January 27, 2014
 
US social network Pinterest has lost grip of its European trademark rights

Social networking giant Pinterest lost its trademark battle against Premium Interest, a London-based news aggregation start-up,...

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European Trademarks
February 25, 2014

If you are doing business in a number of different European countries then, rather than registering your trademarks in each jurisdiction separately, you will likely apply for protection at the European level. 

This...

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Ignorance not Bliss – Avoiding liability for infringing pay-per-click advertising activity
April 16, 2014

Often, businesses treat intellectual property just as something they need to own and register, without giving enough thought to the risk of infringement. Even where the risk of infringement is considered, business owners...

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Naming your start-up: tips for lasting success
July 18, 2014

Naming your start-upThe notion that the main consideration when choosing a new brand name is its availability as a .com domain is widespread. What is less well known is that you may not be free to use your chosen domain name if the name would...

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Strict sanctions for failing to comply with latest distance selling regulations
August 1, 2014

If you sell online, then you’ll want to make sure you comply with new rules introduced by the latest consumer regulations. Businesses need to be aware of their impact, so they can update terms and procedures...

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Start up
October 14, 2014

It can be difficult when you start up to know how to spend your resources. Keeping a tight rein on expenses is essential in the early days, but it’s equally important not to neglect important issues like intellectual...

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Rebranding: Legal issues you can’t afford to ignore
October 20, 2014


How to protect your brand when you rebrand

Our recent brand refresh has involved a new logo, tagline and completely new brand colours.

As we had to get new website designs, social media profiles, letterheads, brochure,...

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