Maintaining Customer Records in the wake of COVID19

9th July 2020

To much of the publics’ great relief, the government announced on 23 June 2020 that pubs, bars and restaurants could re-open from 4 July 2020. However, the hospitality sector will have to adapt to a new concept of “normal” when … Continue reading

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Women + Waves Collaborates with H&M

16th June 2020

Murrell Associates have recently advised Cornish surfing business Women + Waves (https://womenandwavessociety.com) in relation to its collaboration with global fashion retailer H&M. Women + Waves is an all-female surf society founded by Rachel Murphy which has the aim of bringing … Continue reading

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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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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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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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How to protect against competitors bidding for your brand keywords

4th November 2019

Competitors bidding on brand keywords in relation to online listings has been the subject of much discussion and media attention in recent years. Many will remember Samsung’s famous “Awkward. You obviously mean S6” Google campaign that targeted Apple’s iPhone 6s. … Continue reading

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The New General Data Protection Regulation – Are you Ready?

28th November 2017

While most business are aware that the data protection landscape is due to change in May 2018, the extent of these changes and the steps that should be taken to ensure compliance are still largely unknown. The main changes that … Continue reading

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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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EU Data Protection – a new regime

18th July 2016

After only three years of EU discussions (brief by EU standards!), agreement has been reached on a new data protection regulation with the catchy title “the General Data Protection Regulation”. When implemented (this is likely to be spring 2018) it … Continue reading

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