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Do I need to ask my contacts to opt-in again once GDPR comes into force?

Posted on 13th October 2017 in Intellectual Property

We are often asked if businesses need to ask their existing contacts to opt-in to receive marketing communications again once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Can my registered company name prevent a competitor from using it?

Posted on 16th August 2017 in Intellectual Property

Often we are approached by frustrated businesses who have discovered someone else has been using their name but have no registered trade mark.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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3 reasons why you shouldn't overlook unregistered design rights

Posted on 31st July 2017 in Intellectual Property

Unregistered design rights, referred to as just ‘design rights’, are a valuable asset which tends to be forgotten. These are just 3 reasons why they should not be overlooked:

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Why your website terms and conditions matter

Posted on 08th June 2017 in Intellectual Property

Your website is your shop front but many don’t do enough to show customers they are just a trustworthy as bricks and mortar.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Can you trade mark a hashtag?

Posted on 06th August 2015 in Intellectual Property

The great benefit of social media as a marketing tool is its immediate and powerful market reach. The use of hashtags (words and phrases preceded by the ‘#’ symbol to identify and search for trending topics) has become a popular method of consumer engagement.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Why should your website have a privacy policy?

Posted on 09th June 2015 in Intellectual Property

Website privacy policies are often ignored or copied from a competitor.  This approach fails to recognise the value that a privacy policy can have to a business as well as the huge risk of failing to comply with data protection legislation.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor