Lionel Messi, the prolific Barcelona forward, has been in the news again recently; but surprisingly not for his footballing prowess. For the last seven years, Messi has fought a legal battle in the EU’s General Court so that he could register his name as a Trade Mark to be used on sporting goods. Only fair […]
We are delighted to confirm that our former Trainee, Chris Emery, has joined GWL on a permanent basis following his recent qualification as a Solicitor. Chris will assist with the continuing expansion of our Commercial Team providing a variety of services to the business community both locally and beyond. Chris is based at our Liverpool […]
All businesses large or small have some form of IP and should properly audit and evaluate their IP in order to protect, enhance and commercialise. Here are some basic tips to consider in relation to your IP: Registering Rights Most IP that arises is not registered such as copyright, trade names, data and trade secrets. […]
We were proud to sponsor the recent UK rocket launch by Starchaser Industries on 11 September 2017. The rocket launch went to plan with a successful launch from Northumbria. Michael Sandys (Partner) has previously advised Starchaser Industries on various IP and Commercial matters and we wish them well in their Future Quests.
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 […]
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 […]
In conjunction with 4/5 Grays Inn we are pleased to invite you to our Seminar on Wednesday 14 September 2016 4:30pm to 6:00pm (networking opportunity after 6:00pm) At Guy Williams Layton Pacific Chambers 11/13 Victoria Street Liverpool L2 5QQ To confirm acceptance please email to Michael Sandys at firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 0151 236 7171 Website:www.gwlsol.co.uk Click here to […]
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 […]