Why does a Trademark matter?

Why does a Trademark matter?

Trademarks are like birthmarks! Why does a Trademark matter? It’s been a rough week for Apple, who on top of seeing their shares plummet has lost a trademark fight in China, meaning a firm which sells handbags and other leather goods can continue to use the name “IPHONE”.  The decision was handed down by the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court in favour of Xintong Tiandi Technology, who are trademarked “IPHONE” for their leather products in…

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Rules of Redundancy

Rules of Redundancy

Rules of Redundancy Redundancy is becoming an increasingly common reality for many, but as it’s rarely expected, it often means that full awareness of our rights are lacking. So what are the rules of redundancy? If made redundant, employers must follow appropriate rules. This includes engaging in appropriate consultation and making payment for those with 2 years’ service or more. Yet it should be noted that entitlement is dependent on the employee’s weekly pay, length…

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Unfair Marketing Practises? Know what to do?

Unfair Marketing Practises? Know what to do?

We are surrounded with so much marketing that it is no surprise that we are becoming duped by it! Yet, there are ‘…31 named practices that are banned under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008).’ These practises cover promotions, marketing and advertising. If a trader is undertaking an activity banned by the regulations, you can report them to Trading Standards, who may decide to take action against them, including getting your money back…

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