Oatly takes Cambridgeshire family farm to court in trade mark dispute

The Swedish oat milk brand Oatly is seeking to stop an apparent competitor Glebe Farm Foods. In a claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Oatly claims trade mark infringement and passing off. Oatly, who originate from Malmo Sweden, recently …

When signing contracts, it is important to state in what capacity you sign – even when dealing with Ferraris.

The Court of Appeal has reiterated the principle that where a person signs a contract in their own name and with no qualification as to the capacity in which they sign, they will be a party to the contract – …

What to do if an employee has Long COVID and is unable to work or keeps having time off?

We’re told that Coronavirus CoVid-19 not only causes problems when you have it, but can cause a multitude of symptoms months later. Known as Long Covid, it’s becoming a plague of malaise for workers throughout the country and it’s impacting …

Why Caterpillars Count – An Introduction to Intellectual Property for Small Business on World Intellectual Property Day – Free Webinar

On Monday 26th April 2021 I’m doing a webinar live stream as it’s World Intellectual Property Day.  It’s free and will be live-streamed to my Facebook and YouTube. It’s at 12 noon online. Here’s the links you’ll need: YouTube: http://YouTube.com/stevenmathersolicitorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevenmathersolicitor I’ll be …

#ad Influencer Marketing – Advertising Standards clamping down on rule breaking

On 18 March 2021, the ASA published a report entitled Influencer Ad Disclosure on Social Media, which sets out the findings of a three-week compliance monitoring exercise undertaken in September 2020. The ASA monitored the accounts of 122 influencers it had …