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Getting marketing right means your brand really resonates with your consumer – driving sales and brand loyalty. But the legal landscape is constantly shifting, and regulators are adapting their rulebooks to keep pace with trends as they evolve. Are you in control of your brand messaging, and are you clear on what you can and […]

National Law firm Freeths are delighted to have successfully defended Aldi against a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off brought by Thatchers in relation to Aldi’s lemon flavoured Taurus cider. The Case Thatchers’ claimed that Aldi had infringed its trade mark by causing confusion with consumers, passing off their product as associated with […]

Simon Barker and Chris Musgrave of Freeths discuss Generative AI and how intellectual property law developed out of an old world order is addressing challenges presented by a new technology and how it may have to adapt. Some might say we are on the brink of a 21st century industrial revolution. Like a steam hammer […]

The Civil Justice Council produced its final Report on Costs in May 2023, following various consultations across four areas that included extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs. Of note to SMEs that are interested in patents is the proposal for a capped costs regime of £500k to be introduced into the current Shorter Trials […]

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has recently clamped down on ads that mislead as to a product’s impact on the environment, and most brands are live to the risks associated with greenwashing. Recently the ASA has gone further, and slammed Toyota’s ad, which showed their SUVs driving at speed across an untarmacked, off-road landscape, as […]

National law firm Freeths has won a copyright infringement case for client THJ Systems, owned by Andy Mitchell, after court ruled ex-business partner Dan Sheridan wrongly used images of its software after their relationship fell apart. The Court of Appeal (COA) held that US-based trading mentor Sheridan wrongly used screenshots of risk and price charts […]

Intellectual property (IP); including patents, trade marks, copyrights, and other forms of creative and innovative works, is one of the most valuable assets a company can possess. Protecting your Intellectual Property is vital to maintaining your company’s competitiveness, market position, and reputation. Failing to accurately protect your assets can result in disputes which could lead […]

Please join us for our upcoming webinar with Iona Silverman, our London IP & Media Partner. The one-hour webinar will focus on how our planet is facing an environmental crisis, putting huge political and consumer pressure on all businesses to be as sustainable as possible. This is a hot topic for the UK regulators, and […]

Shell’s ads relating to renewable energy have been found by the ASA to be misleading, reminding us how difficult it is to get green claims right. Shell was able to substantiate its green claims, however because its business activities also include on-going and expanding fossil fuel production, the ads were found to be misleading. The […]

Protecting your intellectual property (IP) can be crucial to the success of a business. IP can cover a wide range of business assets and creations, including names, logos, product designs and inventions. However, many businesses continue to make mistakes when it comes to their IP. In this article, we explore some of the most common […]

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