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Listen to the inaugural City of Expertise podcast!

14 Aug 2018
As members of St Albans City of Expertise, which promotes businesses in and around St Albans, we are pleased to say that the first episode of the City of Expertise podcast in conjunction with Radio Verulamium is now available to
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EU protection of geographical indications – does GLEN BUCHENBACH imply Scotch Whisky?

6 Aug 2018
The CJEU has recently provided guidance on the extent of protection granted to geographical indications (‘GI’) under EU law. The Scotch Whisky Association (‘SWA’) brought a case in the German courts against an online distributor of a whisky produced in
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Results of latest chocolate wars skirmish

26 Jul 2018
Following our report on the last phase of this battle, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment (and a further press release) on this dispute on Wednesday, 25 July. As is pretty common in cases which
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UK Implementation of the EU Trade Mark Directive

11 Jul 2018
In February 2018, the UKIPO issued a consultation paper on the implementation of the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015 (the “Directive”). The Directive is intended to update and further harmonise the national trade mark laws of EU Member States.  It
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Intellectual property law specialists open Hatfield office

2 Jul 2018
A firm of intellectual property law specialists has relocated its Hertfordshire office to Hatfield. Cleveland Scott York has made the move from St Albans to state-of-the-art premises at Helios Court on Hatfield Business Park. The firm’s Chartered Patent Attorneys, Chartered
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A sobering result for Woof and Brew as its application to trade mark Pawsecco is refused.

29 Jun 2018
In a recent decision by the UK Intellectual Property Office, a provider of pet drinks had their application for a trade mark refused. Woof and Brew’s release of PAWSECCO in early 2017 caught the attention of many pet-owners and drinks-lovers,
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Cleveland Scott York joins Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors

22 Jun 2018
We have joined Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors as we prepare to move our Hertfordshire offices to Hatfield this summer. Partner, Andrew Mackenzie, said of the initiative: “We are proud to support and champion businesses from across Hertfordshire. “Almost every business
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The Supreme Court decides that ISPs do not have to bear the cost of blocking orders

21 Jun 2018
In 2014 the claimants, Richemont, owners of the Cartier and Montblanc brands, sought orders against the five main internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK. Between them these ISPs have a market share of 95% of UK broadband users. The
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Patient capital investment fund to benefit UK start-ups to the tune of £2.5 billion

18 Jun 2018
UK-based start-ups have received a boost from the news that the British Business Bank is establishing a programme worth £2.5 billion to assist new businesses to move to the next stage in their growth and development. The bank estimates that
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Intellectual property law specialists triumph once again in St Albans 5K Corporate Challenge

15 Jun 2018
A team of professionals from intellectual property law firm Cleveland Scott York have triumphed in the St Albans 5K Corporate Challenge for the second year running. The team of Partner Tom Faulkner, Practice Director Nick Dougan, Senior Associate Nick Bennett
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