Trade mark protection

16th December 2015

Our client has developed significant goodwill and reputation in its brand and has protected this brand as a registered trade-mark. It recently came to our client’s attention that a third party has developed an iPhone App which is offered for … Continue reading

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Software Development

16th December 2015

Our client specialises in developing seismic processing software products. Our client has granted licences in respect of this software throughout the world.   Our client was recently approached by a company incorporated in the USA to develop a specific seismic … Continue reading

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Succession Planning

16th December 2015

Succession planning is a major consideration for all business owners. The method and timescales for an owner’s exit can vary considerably depending on the type of business and the prevailing financial climate. We recently advised a successful franchise business on … Continue reading

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Transactions

16th December 2015

Our client owns an extensive fleet of workboats that operate internationally. The vessels undertake work ranging from towing barges to servicing offshore wind farms.   Our client recently acquired a newly-built tug direct from an internationally renowned Dutch shipbuilder, with … Continue reading

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Licenses and management arrangements

16th December 2015

In the licensing trade, the distinction between tenancies, licenses and management arrangements can sometimes become blurred and result in potential legal issues. We were instructed recently by a client in connection with a hotel/restaurant transaction where there appeared to be … Continue reading

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Marine

16th December 2015

We work with a number of businesses in the marine sector such as marine engineering companies, boatyards, boat designers and builders and water sports activity centres.   Our marine related work includes advising on business sale and purchase, commercial property, … Continue reading

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Hospitality, Food & Drink

16th December 2015

From small hotels to large restaurant chains we advise on various legal issues associated with the food, drink and hospitality trade.   The South West has a thriving hospitality, food and drink sector and it is one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy

16th December 2015

We have advised on over 100 wind turbine and solar farm developments throughout the UK including the first large-scale commercial solar farm in the UK at Trefullock Farm in Cornwall.   As one of the first legal firms to focus … Continue reading

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