Do I need a music licence to play music at work?

There are many laws and regulations that affect small businesses, and business owners need to be aware of these in order to comply with the law. Business owners are busy […]

TikTok’s unlawful use of children’s data

Popular video-sharing app TikTok is facing a claim backed by millions of children over its collection and use of personal data. The issue is that this illegal collection of data […]

Battle of the caterpillars: M&S sues Aldi over Colin lookalike

Party Rings, McVities Iced Gems, Jammie Dodgers…just a few birthday party snacks all leading  to the arrival of the centrepiece: Colin the Caterpillar. The famous chocolate cake in caterpillar form […]

Content ownership for businesses

Content is everywhere. From the content on your website, from service pages to articles to every post that’s published on your social media and even your physical website, but are […]

Trade marks in modern pop culture

Trade marks appear everywhere in everyday life and they signify a ‘badge of origin’. A trade mark is an intellectual property right which distinguishes the goods or services of one […]

Digital signage and copyright

Copyright

Digital signage is a form of technology which allows you to present great content in an effective manner. It’s up to you to provide the great content and it’s important […]

The eleven of hearts and European trade mark reform

European Trade Mark Reform

On 1 October 2017, certain key changes will come into force in respect of EU Trade Mark law and procedure. What are these changes and how will they affect trade […]

International trade marks and the REAL Madrid

International trademarks

What do Cristiano Ronaldo and international trade mark registration have in common? The real Madrid For brand owners looking to register their trade mark rights in multiple jurisdictions, the Madrid […]

What are trade mark classes and why are they so important?

Trade mark classes

Every entrepreneur needs to think about trade marks when looking to invest in their branding, in particular, the ‘class(es)’ within which to register their trade mark. This is an area where people […]

Protect your brand – How to register your trade mark today!

Protect your brand

If you’re a start-up business, having a strong brand is vital. Now, we at Rocket Lawyer appreciate that with so many things to juggle (such as fine-tuning your product and […]

Trade marks and trade mark trolls

Trade mark trolls

All entrepreneurs should be aware of their rights regarding intellectual property (IP) and how to protect these (potentially very valuable) assets. Words, logos, sounds, symbols and slogans can all be […]

Keeping your trade secrets – secret!

Keep your trade secrets secret

Some of the most important assets of many startups or small businesses consist of their intellectual property and/or trade secrets such as market strategies and client lists. However, in order to […]