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Trademarking: The Best Way to Protect Your Corporate Identity

    Trademarking: The Best Way to Protect Your Corporate Identity

OIOpublisher A European court case in which a UK supermarket failed in its attempt to trademark its food product branding highlights the need for businesses to secure their distinguishing marks.

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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 Resolution team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP and a

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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 producers, storage facilities, wholesalers and retailers. Chris Brett, HMRC’s Alcohol

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Pubcos: Bye-Bye To The Beer-Tie?

Those opposed to the concept of the beer-tie view it as unfair and anti-competitive, as it requires publicans to purchase beer at a higher cost than might be charged by

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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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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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Is Red Tape Strangling Scotland’s Licensed Trade?

With one in five people in Scotland employed in the hospitality and leisure industry, and the sector contributing in excess

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Will It One Day Be Last Orders For Cheap Alcohol?

As the Scottish Government continues to fight the case for the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill, we asked licensing experts Tods

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