Archive | Corporate & Business

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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Employment Law/Commercial Team

We are delighted to announce the continuing expansion of our Commercial Team with the arrival of  employment law specialist Steven Davies. Steven joins us as an Associate bringing considerable experience in all aspects of employment law and advocacy on behalf of both businesses and individuals. Steven is based at our Liverpool Office. Steven was a founder director of […]

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GWL get involved in Brexit

On 23rd February Michael Sandys, Commercial Partner and Chair of Sefton and Ormskirk branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, chaired a business forum to discuss the implications of Brexit with business owners and Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson. To read the FSB press release about the event, please click the link below:- FSB Sefton and Ormskirk Forum […]

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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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Have you protected your most valuable business asset?

Reputation and image rights Your name/brand and logo Specialist knowledge/know how Trade secrets Inventions Designs Software Artwork Databases If any of the above are important to your business, you need to read on. What is Intellectual Property (IP)? Intellectual Property (IP) is used to describe any form of original creation.  It can be bought or […]

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A Review and Practical Insight into Music Contracts

Liverpool JMU Seminar provided by Michael Sandys Michael Sandys, GWL’s  Intellectual Property specialist, recently gave a 2 hour seminar to students at Liverpool JMU studying Music and Audio Recording.  He delivered a talk on IP protection while looking at a variety of practical contracts relevant to the music business. If you would like to view […]

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