Murrell Associates advises on the sale of Falmouth’s beloved “Fives”

4th August 2022

Murrell Associates advises on the sale by Upper Deck Limited and Five Degrees Falmouth Limited of Falmouth’s popular independent bar and pizzeria Five Degrees West. Leisure and hospitality specialist David Williams (partner, commercial property) with support from Anna Bevan (paralegal, … Continue reading

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Parent Company Liability

4th August 2022

It has long been held that parent companies, as separate legal entities, can rarely be held liable for the actions of their subsidiaries. Arguments around the degree of supervision, direction and control required to trump limited liability have proved extremely … Continue reading

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EUIPO guidelines for trade marks relating to virtual goods and NFTs

2nd August 2022

Brand owners are becoming more proactive in protecting their brands in the ever changing landscape of consumers, particularly in response to the Metaverse and NFTs. There have been various new strategies on filing trade marks, particularly in the US, EU, … Continue reading

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Murrell Associates helps The Great Cornish Food Store to become 100% employee owned

26th July 2022

The Great Cornish Food Store, based in Tregurra Park, Truro and exclusively stocking food and drink sourced from around 200 local suppliers, celebrated its sixth anniversary and transitioned to employee ownership on 30 June 2022. Nikki Reid, supported by Megan … Continue reading

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NFTs and Intellectual Property Law

26th July 2022

Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are on the rise, with sales of them hitting record breaking numbers. So what are they and why are they so valuable? What are NFTs? Once created, NFTs are permanently associated with a digital file.  NFTs operate … Continue reading

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Madrid Protocol: Quick and Cost Effective International Trade Mark Applications

19th July 2022

Since the UK’s departure from the EU, the Madrid Protocol has become a popular method of filing trade mark applications in foreign jurisdictions.   The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty between contracting countries, which includes the EU, USA, China … Continue reading

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Radical changes to the UK data protection regime

22nd June 2022

Changes to UK data protection laws have been speculated for some time following Brexit, so it was not surprising when it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech that the UK government intends to introduce a Data Reform Bill (the “Bill”). … Continue reading

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Cornwall’s First Startup Event Creates Seven New Business Opportunities!

9th June 2022

Local entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, and business experts joined forces this weekend (Fri 20 to Sun 22 May) at Cornwall’s first Techstars Start-up Weekend, hosted by Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad.   Over an action-packed three days, twenty-five ideas were pitched … Continue reading

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New UK Standard Contractual Clauses

18th May 2022

Businesses will no doubt be aware that they cannot transfer personal data to countries outside the UK (a third country) without ensuring that certain safeguards are in place. If a recipient is located in a third country and that third … Continue reading

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“Half-Dead Dave” – Banter or Age Discrimination?

12th May 2022

Age Discrimination. So held the Employment Tribunals in David Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Limited. The Tribunal concluded that R had been subject to direct age discrimination due to R having to endure the nickname of “Half-Dead Dave.” The case was … Continue reading

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