Insolvent franchisee Where an insolvent corporate franchisee is about to close its business, franchisors may look for a potential solution to try to retain goodwill in the brand in that particular territory. This may include appointing a new franchisee under different ownership to acquire the assets and to trade under a new franchise agreement. Sometimes, […]
What is Copyright? Copyright is a right to prevent others from using or copying work without the consent of the copyright owner. Copyright is governed by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 and is a property right which vests in original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works in additional to sound recordings, films/broadcasts and typographical […]
What can I do if someone is trading using my trade name? A trading name or business name is the name used by either a person, partnership or a company for carrying on business which is not the same as their own name. The Trade Marks Act 1994 There are no intellectual property rights in […]
The GDPR (which will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018) enhances existing data subject (individuals) rights and also includes a new data subject right of erasure of personal information. This is also known as the right to be forgotten. The broad principle underpinning this right is to enable an individual to […]
A local solicitor turned ‘Dragon’ recently, to help teach students from Windsor Boys School the harsh realities of running their own businesses. Andrew Hayward, head of the corporate and commercial department at local Slough solicitors Owen White, joined together with other local businesses to support the work of the year 10 students, led by head […]
Nestlé has failed to register KitKat’s four-fingered bar as a trade mark.