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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Brexit and Renewables: What lies ahead?

Much has been written about the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s renewable energy sector. Common themes that have emerged are loss of investor confidence, concerns over energy security and delays in much needed investment into the UK’s energy infrastructure. 

The publication by the UK Government in November 2018 of its ‘no-deal’ Brexit papers sought to provide some clarity to the energy sector on issues such as generating low-carbon electricity and the implications for trading electricity and gas, but despite this the common themes highlighted above continue to pers

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Protecting Scottish intellectual property on a global stage

With the dawning of the 1900s, a small group of merchants gathered in a draughty meeting room in Stornoway. They were there to plan how to protect intellectual property in the increasingly valuable HARRIS TWEED cloth which was being produced on the Outer Hebrides. 

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Food for Thought: Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Food and Drink Sector

The recent case involving McDonalds, where the EU Intellectual Property Office revoked the company’s EU trade mark for “BIG MAC” owing to McDonalds’ failure to show genuine use certainly raises some interesting questions.  It has also led food and drinks businesses to query what practical steps they can take to protect their most important commodity: their brand.  As is so often the case, the answer lies in ensuring a company’s valuable intellectual property rights are properly protected.

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