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Employment Law:  Monumental Supreme Court ruling – Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, has held that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. This decision will almost certainly take its place in history as one of the most significant decisions in the field of employment law, and access to justice, for decades. It is understood that the government will now take […]

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What’s in a Name? Protecting the Company Assets

It was reported recently that Victoria Beckham has registered her children’s names as European and UK Trade Marks. Much like McDonald’s or Heinz, “Brand Beckham” as it is so-called carries with it a large amount of value, or “goodwill” as it is known in the legal industry. From fashion items to perfume and aftershave, the […]

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Knowing Your Audience – Trade Marks and Deceit in the EU

On 27 October 2016 the EU’s General Court handed down its judgment in respect of popular UK-based coffee chain, Caffè Nero, and its application on appeal to register its trade marks with the EU Intellectual Property Office. Despite being well-established in the UK and with UK registered trade marks, the EUIPO dismissed Caffè Nero’s appeal […]

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