Protecting your brand to enable opportunities and mitigate risk

A trade mark is a valuable asset vital to attracting investment and creating opportunities such as licensing. A trade mark is also a significant deterrent to other traders adopting similar business names and provides concrete proof of your claim to legal rights. If you are licensing a mark that belongs to others, it is important to consider the licensing or purchase opportunities available to you in order to avoid a dispute or litigation.


Debt management lead generator fined by ICO over unsolicited texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a Manchester-based debt management lead generation company £80,000 after it sent more than 95,000 text messages. These messages were all unsolicited, in that the recipients had not given explicit prior consent to receiving them. Furthermore, all 95,000 messages were sent in the space of just two months, from June to July 2020.

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