COVID19 and the UK IPO

9th April 2020

The UK Intellectual Property Office (“UK IPO”) is the central registry in the UK responsible for dealing with trade mark, design right and patent applications. The UK IPO has confirmed in a recent update that examination reports for UK trade … Continue reading

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COVID19 and Data Protection

8th April 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) have issued a statement regarding the recent COVID19 outbreak and the impact on the UK’s data protection regime. Many businesses may be required to spend the majority of their time dealing with the consequences of … Continue reading

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Employment Update – Spring 2020

25th March 2020

These are unprecedented and turbulent times for businesses and individuals alike.  If you have any queries or would just like to talk through any of the issues your business is experiencing at the moment please do pick up the phone … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Quarantines and effects on Commercial Contracts

13th March 2020

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused disruption across the globe. Most people will be aware of the tragic statistics relating to hospitalisation and death. However, the long term economic impacts on businesses are yet to be assessed. So … Continue reading

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Will coronavirus make flexible working go viral?

11th March 2020

Whether it spreads or not, the coronavirus “bug” is already everywhere and, irrespective of whether you consider it mass hysteria or sensible precaution, the challenges it presents are real. If an employee is advised to self-isolate, they will not be … Continue reading

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Navas Drinks Limited

12th February 2020

Navas Drinks Limited (“Navas”) is a Cornish company producing premium mixers made from natural, high quality, ingredients. Navas was founded by Nick Marsh, Kim Conchie and Marcus Rampley, who are committed to supporting the local community and promoting environmentally conscious, … Continue reading

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Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd

4th February 2020

Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd is an independently owned company based in Brixham, Devon, established in the 1920s. The company provides a wide range of marine services from towage, salvage and civil engineering support to ships agency and pilotage … Continue reading

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Wavecrest Café

3rd February 2020

A Cornish dream come true…   In 2016, Murrell Associates assisted with the purchase of the freehold of the Wavecrest Café on Lizard Point for Emily and Dave Thomas. Caroline Daly, Chartered Legal Executive at Murrell Associates recently caught up … Continue reading

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The distinction between a lease and a license

3rd February 2020

Thousands of tourists visit Cornwall and the South West each year, thanks in part to the region’s reputation for wonderful food and drink. Renowned for its Cornish cream tea, hearty pasties, fresh fish and locally reared meat; the region has … Continue reading

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The Cornish Pasty Problem – protecting the Cornish pasty post Brexit

30th January 2020

The much-loved Cornish pasty was given ‘protected status’, or to use their snappy technical phrase ‘protected geographical indication status’, by the European Union in 2011. But the big question for Cornish pasty makers as we leave the EU at the … Continue reading

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