Battle of the Stripes: Lessons from the Adidas Trademark Ruling

5th September 2019

For many, Adidas’s three parallel stripes trademark is synonymous with the major sporting brand. However, last month’s highly anticipated judgement from the European General Court (T-307/17) declared the trademark invalid on grounds of a lack of distinctiveness. The judgement stems from a long-standing ‘battle of the stripes’ between Adidas (three stripes) and Belgian footwear… Read More

How to Protect your brand

18th March 2019

Having created a brand and a logo for your new business how do you now protect this and stop others copying it ? Business owners commonly create and invent literary and artistic works (such as symbols, names and images) that are used to identify and promote their company. These devices can be a valuable asset of the business and, in many… Read More

Brexit...What next

6th July 2016

With Britain voting to leave the European Union, we look at what’s next and how long it will take. This is no short-term relationship where you can un-follow, delete and move on from the EU. There is a formal legal process called Article 50 - but it's never been used and when it was created nobody thought anyone would… Read More

Company Law Update – The register of people with significant control - Summary guide for companies

7th April 2016

From today (6 April 2016), the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 brings into force changes to the registration requirements with Companies House for all UK incorporated companies (whether limited and unlimited) as well as LLPs Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Companies and LLPs are now required to keep a register of people who have significant control of the Company (PSC). It should… Read More