Trade Marks 101: Part 2

In this two part series, Perri Byrne and Liam Faulkner are taking us on a whistle stop tour of trade marks. In Part 1, Perri explained what a trade mark is and the benefits of registration. Here, in Part 2, Liam looks at how to register a trade mark. In the highly competitive business world … Continue reading Trade Marks 101: Part 2

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FIRST class legal advice

At Northumbria Law School’s award winning Student Law Office, students are exposed to working with real clients including dynamic local businesses, under the supervision of qualified solicitors. Current law Students James Warnock and Jaimie Hill have recently been assisting one such company, FIRST Face to Face Ltd, by providing it with free legal advice and … Continue reading FIRST class legal advice

Keeping yourself informed in the information age: a quick guide to copyright

The 21st century is an increasingly technological era, and it has become all too easy to break the law with just a few misguided clicks. With personal computers in every home (perhaps served by super-fast, fibre optic broadband) and mobile phones that provide us with 4G connections while we’re on the move, it is more … Continue reading Keeping yourself informed in the information age: a quick guide to copyright

10 TED talks to make you commercially aware

Commercial awareness is both a flexible and elusive term.  Perhaps it could be defined as the following: “an awareness of business trends, strategies , successes, failures, threats, opportunities , events and a knowledge of entrepreneurship.” For commercial lawyers, possessing the quality above is essential. A lawyer in a commercial context must have a firm grounding … Continue reading 10 TED talks to make you commercially aware

Don’t be caught out by fake business registers!

Have you ever registered your business name on a so called ‘legally protected business register’? The government has recently warned that many people have received unsolicited invitations from companies offering services to help them protect their business or trade name in return for a fee. These invitations are often official-looking and many people feel obliged … Continue reading Don’t be caught out by fake business registers!