Trademark Applications – 5 Tips to Get it Right

November 29, 2018
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As you may have noticed, we’ve been singing the praises and value of trademark protection in a few of our recent blog posts. Those who have been following will hopefully now (if you didn’t already!) understand exactly what a trademark is and isn’t...

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What is a Trademark?

November 21, 2018
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We recently wrote about the importance of registering a trademark, but what is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? These are some of the business legal advice questions we get asked here at LawBite from time to time and this article is intended to help ...

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Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018
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As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, �...

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Trademark a colour? Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoe saga

October 30, 2018
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Colour marks are relatively rare in the world of trademarks and court cases centred around them are rarer still. One very high-profile exception to this are the ongoing lawsuits involving protection of Christian Louboutin’s famous red-soled shoe as a trademark. Proving just how diverse and intricate arguments over what you can and cannot trademark protect can get in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Since th...

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SME Roadmap Part 2 | Business Legal Advice for Start-ups

October 23, 2018
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The SME Roadmap We recently published the SME Legal Roadmap – Part 1 where we discussed those early developmental stages of a business start-up.  LawBite is an experienced and trusted provider of expert business legal advice for start-ups and SMEs. This blog article is not a replacement for b...

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Copyright Controversial Law Passed – Winners and Losers

September 14, 2018
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Good news on copyright if you’re a content creative but potentially bad news for SMEs who currently use others’ content online and cannot afford the expensive tech solutions necessary to ensure that they remain compliant with the new Copyright Directive. Earlier this summer we reported here on the draft proposal of a new...

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Brexit | .eu Domain: What Does it Mean for Your Business?

September 12, 2018
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With all the news about Brexit, of which helpful information can be found on our blog, one important area to consider for businesses and individuals is regarding .eu domain names. The domain .eu is used by businesses and companies established in the EU and available for all EU residents, providing users with a European internet identity onl...

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SME and Trademarks | Brexit 101

August 30, 2018

Considering the inevitable costs of setting up and running a business and the time constraints of those involved, many SMEs and startups understandably sometimes drag their heels when it comes to Intellectual Property (IP) law and deciding to register a trademark to protect their brand. You can read here why we believe...

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4 Surprising Stats on the Importance of Intellectual Property

August 29, 2018
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At LawBite we are always looking for better ways to understand which factors determine success for SMEs and start-ups. We recently (in June 2018) conducted a LawBite Business Investor Survey to gauge exactly what specialists in the assessment of a business’ viability look for when considering an investment opportunity. Intellectual property (IP) refers to the output of your creativity. The W...

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What do Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and Nike Have in Common?

August 14, 2018
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ANSWER: all of them have recently been involved in some juicy examples of trademark litigation. Since trademarks are typically one of a company’s most valuable assets, brand owners frequently go to great lengths to protect them. Trademarks potentially give everlasting monopoly rights, so a great deal is at stake in these often fierce and protracted battles. Here’s a roundup o...

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Trademarks | Are They Really Worth It?

July 31, 2018
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As part of the anticipation and enthusiasm of starting a new business, entrepreneurs typically settle on a trading name, secure domain name and often incorporate their business at Companies House. Does this protect the brand itself though? The short answer is no. Brand protection, such as trademark, is a separate consideration which is not achieved by these measures and which often goes neglected. Here at LawBite we are fre...

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Exploring Our New Suite of Trademark Products

July 25, 2018
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As with GDPR, intellectual property (IP) including trademark protection is something that all businesses should consider putting in place. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that we have just launched a collection of trademark-related products to help our start-up, SME and more established clients in their brand protection efforts....

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The EU is Still Looking to Change Copyright Law

July 17, 2018
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The Copyright Directive As we’ve recently experienced with data protection and GDPR, legislators aren’t immune to revisiting outdated laws in an effort to bring them in line with the modern digital age. EU copyright law is no exception and is now getting similar treatment in the form of a proposed new Copyright Directive with the aim of protecting copyright holders and creating a more level playi...

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Happy New Year 2018 … from Clive Rich, CEO of LawBite

January 16, 2018
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Happy New Year! Well most of your New Year’s Resolutions have already bitten the dust. You’ve already broken your Dry January Pledge. That Gym Subscription is beginning to look like a costly error. Your quest for greater mindfulness has disappeared under a welter of bills, unreliable suppliers and moaning clients. ...

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25 Ways to protect your technology Intellectual Property rights

March 21, 2017

As someone who’s a developer or who owns software it’s sometimes difficult to know what you can and can’t protect when it comes to your work.

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