Archive | IP

Trade Marks – A Messi Business

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 […]

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Commercial Team

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 […]

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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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IP after Brexit Seminar

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 Telephone: 0151 236 7171 Click here to […]

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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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