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In the pink: colour marks & overreaching rights holders

Birkett Long regularly makes European Community Trade Mark applications. Recently, a couple of...

COVID-19 : The response of Intellectual Property Offices

As the coronavirus epidemic sweeps across the World, the Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) of...

Growing your business: Is growth on your agenda?

Business leaders that have a plan for growth tend to be more optimistic about achieving their...

Adrian Collins: succession planning

“He wants to be a b****y artist?” …was the angry reaction of a self-made...

Exiting a business

Decreasing profit, retirement, changes in life goals or increasing competition in the marketplace...

Planning your business exit

We all know that it is better to plan things in order to avoid ending up somewhere we didn’t...

Pursuing an insurer of an insolvent employer

A claimant may have difficulties in pursuing an employment claim where his employer or former...

Deposit order

Employers are often irritated by weak claims being made in the Employment Tribunal, especially...

Birkett Long still within the foundations of Essex House

Birkett Long staff were delighted to return to their former office at Essex House, but this time...

Holiday pay for permanent workers who work part of the year

A recent Court of Appeal decision (Harpur Trust v Brazel) has shown how holiday pay must be...

Will you need to be licensed to be a builder?

A task force has recently been set up to look at whether a form of mandatory licensing for the...

Construction services VAT reverse charge

Many in the construction industry were unaware of the significant change, which was due to take...

Intellectual Property Department recruits patent attorney

Chris Burnett has joined Birkett Long’s new Intellectual Property team as a patent attorney,...

Environmental change is happening

The answer is blowing in the wind – and careful assessment and planning Quite a lot has...
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