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

August 14, 2018

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

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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What are the implications of Brexit for businesses trying to protecting their IP with trademarks?

March 14, 2017

In our last Brexit blog, we considered in general how Brexit may affect contracts that have been signed. On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU.

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