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Intellectual Property Update

24 Feb 2021

January 2021 saw the beginnings of the post-Brexit transition period in the UK, and whilst this has impacted some elements of the intellectual property landscape across the EU, Forbes' Intellectual Property team have continued to assist a range of clients across various areas of both contentious and…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Boohoo acquires all intellectual property rights of Debenhams in £55m deal

27 Jan 2021

Following going into its second administration in April 2020 and subsequently into liquidation shortly before the festive period, Debenhams is one of the latest victims of the impact of the pandemic and the accelerated shift to online retailing. Nevertheless, Boohoo, leading online fashion retailer…

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Intellectual Property Update

06 Jan 2021

December 2020 was an actioned-packed month with a Brexit deal, more vaccine news and stricter lockdown measures to name but a few developments. It was also a busy and varied month for the Intellectual Property team at Forbes, and this update will briefly focus on some examples of how we have assisted…

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We have a deal - but what next?

04 Jan 2021

Amid a busy festive period with the imposition of stricter lockdown measures and the approval of the latest Covid-19 vaccine was the news that a Brexit deal had been agreed. The deal, which was agreed on Christmas Eve, marked some form of conclusion to the Brexit process which has been ongoing since the…

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Intellectual Property Considerations for New Ventures

01 Dec 2020

It is undoubted that the recent "lockdown" measures that have been implemented by the UK government have placed significant financial pressures on businesses across all sectors. Despite such and in order to adapt during challenging and everchanging market conditions, over recent months, we…

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Intellectual Property Work Undertaken by Forbes' Commercial Team

16 Nov 2020

Forbes' Commercial team regularly provide intellectual property services, such as advising on and assisting with trade mark registrations in the UK and beyond, and handling disputes not only where our clients' intellectual property rights are being infringed, but also where our clients are…

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UK Intellectual Property Office announces end to "interruption days"

26 Jun 2020

In line with the government's lockdown measures, on 24 March 2020 the UK Intellectual Property Office ("UKIPO") closed its offices, declaring that until otherwise notified, "interruption days" would apply to all of its day-to-day functions. This has seen ongoing trade mark,…

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