Brand Protection – When Is It ‘Kneaded’?

Taylor Swift is known not only as a world famous music artist but also as an astute business woman. In particular, Ms Swift knows how to protect her branding, as...


Let’s Make…Up?

The Kardashian family have become a household name and have strategically exploited the intellectual property rights in the family name in order to build a Kardashian empire and capitalise on...


Ground Rent Negligence Claims Set To Increase

Industry experts are predicting a rise in professional negligence claims against solicitors relating to ground rent, which predominantly affects new build leaseholds. Many purchasers are unaware of the onerous term...


The Truth About “No Win No Fee”

As a commercial litigator, I often get asked by prospective clients whether we will take their case on a “No Win No Fee” basis. Glossy television adverts have thrown those...


Great British Bake Off Vs. Britain’s Best Cook: Will The (Oven) Gloves Come Off?

With the new series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (GBBO) nearly upon us, the switch of channels and change in judging and presenting line-ups are once again hot topics...


A Mountain of a Dispute!

Cadbury is once again embroiled in a legal dispute, this time over its Toblerone chocolate bar, currently protected as a 3D trade mark. The Dispute This time Cadbury’s dispute is...


KitKat – Knowing When To Give It A Break?

Trade marks can be of exceptional value to a business for many reasons, the two most prominent of which are related: A trade mark allow a business to distinguish its...


Account Of Profits In Patent Infringement Cases

Whilst regaining control over intellectual property is often the core concern for a rights holder, the compensation payable for the infringement of those rights will usually also be of significant...


A Guide to Bankruptcy

A statutory demand is used as a prelude to commence bankruptcy proceedings. When an individual receives a statutory demand, they have 21 days to either: Settle the debt Reach an agreement...


Increasing Clarity for the Cost of Litigation

There have been two recent developments in the inexorable move towards a much clearer costs picture for parties involved in court proceedings. Generally speaking the successful party to a dispute...


High Court Reject Argos’ Claim For Trade Mark Infringement & Passing Off

In the recent case of Argos Ltd v Argos Systems Inc [2017] EWHC 231 (Ch), the High Court has rejected claims of passing off and trade mark infringement arising out of...


Civil Mediation: “Get On With It”

In the case of Thakkar and Another v Patel and Another [2017] EWCA Civ 117, the Court of Appeal has given further credence to the risks parties face by not...