Protecting Your Brand

Adrian O’Connell

We are concerned that a competitor is copying our brand in order to gain our custom. We do not have any registered trademarks. What can we do? Of course registering marks, to include names and logos, puts a party in the strongest possible position to deal with any copycatting. However, even in the absence of ...

Brexit Update – English challenge succeeds

Patrick Brown

Less than a week after the High Court in Belfast dismissed a legal challenge to the Prime Minister’s ability to trigger Article 50 using prerogative powers, the High Court in London has reached the opposite conclusion.  The English High Court has supported the challenge led by Gina Miller, a London-based investment manager, and has ruled ...

Changes to Employment Law

Anna Beggan

Other than essential changes to bring us in line with EU requirements, Northern Ireland’s employment laws have barely changed in the last two years. Changes to employment laws in GB, however, have resulted in a period of uncertainty for Northern Irish employers. As we await the outcome of various consultations undertaken in 2013, I have ...