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.
Advice & Guides
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” After a year of uncertainty and significant hostile disruption, many business leaders will relate with the sentiment of Henry Kissinger’s quip. But the problem is that it also rings true, at least in terms of readiness.
Recent reports have identified a decline in investment in advertising technology companies over the last two years.
When it comes to achieving success, there is no lack of advice to be found across the Internet. But when you ask any one entrepreneur, there’s never a sure-fire combination that will quickly get you to the top. This is especially so if you’re trying to create effective advertisements.
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.
Freezing weather, broken resolutions, that Christmas weight that just won’t shift… you can see why January is renowned as the most depressing month of the year – no wonder job searches and applications now peak as Brits try and find a way to do something positive. So here’s how to keep the staff exodus at bay.
It’s often been said that customer engagement has never been more important, and it’s true. In today’s crowded marketplace where the customer is king and the amount of choice is limitless, standing out from the crowd is crucial.
Looking at the 12 months ahead, this is the time when we set business targets and New Year’s resolutions for ourselves, so let’s make them happen.
When your business is seasonal, planning ahead is crucial. With that in mind, here’s a few tips to get you started this year.
From Facebook’s launch of enterprise chatbots on its Messenger app, to Google and Amazon introducing virtual assistants into the home, 2016 has given rise to the battle of the bots.
This year more people were struck down with Norovirus over the Christmas season than in any of the past five years, according to figures from Public Health England.
With consumers ever more cautious with their spending, companies need to follow suit and ensure any used retail technology will prove its return on investment and show it can directly encourage spend during turbulent times.