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The global coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) is having an impact on us all to a certain degree. SH&P is committed to maintaining the health and welfare of its staff and to minimising any disruption of our services. The UK Government moved from a state of containment to one of delay and we are now in the midst of a “lockdown”. The Government’s official approach and guidance to individuals and businesses will evolve rapidly over the coming weeks. SH&P will continue to follow this advice and we have also taken our own measures to mitigate the effect of the virus on our staff and clients alike.Click here for more Information
Supermarket chain Tesco has been refused a trade mark registration for the word Clubcard. Tesco applied to the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in January 2011, for a trade mark registration for Clubcard as the name of its customer loyalty scheme. The application was refused in December 2013, on the grounds that the word was “devoid of any distinctive character” and was “commonly used by third parties”. Tesco lodged an appeal and which has now been rejected. Trade Mark or…