Michael Conway, an associate and chartered trademark attorney at intellectual property firm Haseltine Lake, discusses recent high-profile cases of Western brands protecting trademarks in China – and what it means for UK businesses thinking of operating in the country.
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A focus on excellent customer service is precisely the competitive edge that SMEs can make use of to stand out from the crowd.
New technologies like automation, robotics and big data will dramatically alter the workplace of the future. Set against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, we are likely to see a number of new roles emerge over the next 12 months.
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Recent reports have identified a decline in investment in advertising technology companies over the last two years.
When it comes to social impact, recent news about gig economy brands ignoring workers’ rights, or startups going bust after squandering investor cash, raises fresh questions about the values underpinning our digital society.
Despite the rise of influencer marketing, we live in a world where disinformation is now a frequent issue across many forms of media, which is a topic that has certainly been in focus over the past few months.
There’s no denying that YouTube success for brands and individuals has played a pivotal role in the growth and take-up of social media throughout the world.
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Entrepreneurs are right to expect government support in creating a strong business environment, but should stand on their own two feet when it comes to trade shows like CES.
The recent case of Kelly v PGA European Tour highlights the challenges companies face when attempting to encourage senior employees to change their approach or step down.
Central to most media attention is the assumption that somehow bad corporate governance is to blame for the scandal of the moment – that is, that the systems of checks and balances meant to prevent abuse by executives have failed.