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Maclay Murray & Spens Combines with the World’s Largest Law Firm

    Maclay Murray & Spens Combines with the World’s Largest Law Firm

OIOpublisher Leading Scottish firm, Maclay Murray & Spens, has announced today that it is to combine with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. The combination, which is expected to complete

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New Laws Aim to Help Resolve Hospitality Sector IP Disputes

    New Laws Aim to Help Resolve Hospitality Sector IP Disputes

The rapid growth of microbreweries and craft distillers has seen a rise in branding and trade mark disputes in the sector. Later this year, changes are due to long-standing legislation,

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Food Standards Agency Scotland Declares Rare Burgers Off the Menu

    Food Standards Agency Scotland Declares Rare Burgers Off the Menu

After Food Standards Scotland signalled that it was taking an even tougher stance on minced meat products than its counterpart south of the Border, caterers now face losing their livelihoods

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Give a Little This Christmas – But Only If It’s Legal!

    Give a Little This Christmas – But Only If It’s Legal!

Many businesses like to be generous with customers and suppliers to demonstrate their gratitude at Christmas time. However, few recognise the danger of breaking new anti-bribery laws. With catering , tourism

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Scotch Whisky Case Highlights Importance of Brand Strategy, Says MMS

    Scotch Whisky Case Highlights Importance of Brand Strategy, Says MMS

Breaking into overseas markets and new jurisdictions will have various implications on an organisation’s trademarks and branding. With that in mind, businesses should

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Trademarking: The Best Way to Protect Your Corporate Identity

    Trademarking: The Best Way to Protect Your Corporate Identity

A European court case in which a UK supermarket failed in its attempt to trademark its food product branding highlights

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Licensing Law Update by Maclay Murray & Spens LLP

Scotland’s licensed trade has faced a series of challenges in recent years. Natasha Grant, a lawyer in the Commercial Dispute

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Alcohol Taskforce Targets Illegal Sales in Scotland

The raids, in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire, were part of a campaign to target the illicit alcohol supply chain, including

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The Social Responsibility Levy: Too Much, Too Soon?

While the Act proposes many wide-ranging changes to liquor licensing in Scotland, it is the Social Responsibility Levy (SRL) that

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The Social Responsibility Levy; A Step Too Far?

Although not yet law, the levy – which will contribute towards the cost of dealing with the adverse effects of

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