Practice Notes: Trade

Playground wars

Jonathan Silverman explains how adopting a different approach to registering a trade mark can pay dividends when trying to protect a produc

18 Aug 2015

Should you register your name as a trade mark?

The complexities of trade mark ownership and potential restriction in business mean applicants should carefully consider the consequences, warns Michell

02 Jun 2015

Brand reputation: Advertising is not enough to create goodwill

John Illsley discusses a pragmatic Supreme Court decision on what is a sufficient basis to maintain a legal action against passin

02 Jun 2015

Anti-consumerist gospel group to perform exorcism on global firm King & Spalding

International law firm targeted by protestors for helping businesses sue governments for introducing 'harmful'

30 Apr 2015

Legal challenges to follow MPs' vote on tobacco plain packaging

Lawyers criticise parliament's yes vote on plain packaging fo

12 Mar 2015

Third of all FTSE 100 litigation involve banks

Financial Services sector involved in 81 of 178 FTSE 100 High Cour

08 Dec 2014

Shareholders to make legal claim against Tesco

Bentham Europe announces funding of action against supermarke

25 Nov 2014

Increase in trade mark registrations may lead to a surge in disputes

Issue of copycat products are only likely to grow, says City law fir

10 Nov 2014

Protecting distinctiveness with 'layout marks'

Retailers should be prepared to consider new trade marks to protect the look of one of their key investments, suggests Jonathan T

28 Oct 2014

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