infringement

17-August-2015

Google has just announced a restructure which will bring its search engine facility under the corporate title of Alphabet. But type ‘Alphabet’ into Google and you will come across numerous businesses using the word as a trading name. One such…


6-August-2015

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…



23-April-2015

We often refer on this blog to the need to register a trade mark because of how difficult it is to stop a competitor using your name without one. An action called ‘passing off’ is usually the only hope for…



23-February-2015

One of the costliest yet most common mistakes we encounter are business owners investing emotionally and financially in a name for their new business or product without first checking that they can register it as a trade mark. We regularly…


18-March-2014

Does your website comply with the law? Failure to comply with the law can leave you open to penalties or make your contracts with customers unenforceable. Infringement of copyright, even if inadvertent, can be expensive. Inappropriate or inadequate website terms can…


18-February-2014

1. Protect brand identity Residential and holiday parks build up significant goodwill in their names and logos and generating business depends more and more on a strong online presence – which requires a strong brand.  Why would anyone give others a…