Registering shapes, sounds, smells and colours as trademarks

In 1997, when Brian Harvey was fired from East 17 and the BBC first aired the Teletubbies, big things were also happening in the trademark and chocolatier world – Toblerone’s application in July 1997 to register the shape of...

Make yourself clear

One of the first things we learn in law school is that any statement, written or spoken, can be ambiguous and open to interpretation if not carefully drafted or expressed. Many disputes turn on interpretatio...

When tweets become twibels….

Every business using social media should get to grips with publishing law and advertising regulations if they are to avoid reputation-damaging incidents.The reminder follows the news that opinion columnist Katie Hopkins has b...

Ashtons appoints three further ‘home grown’ Solicitors

Ashtons is delighted to announce that another three staff have qualified as solicitors with the firm in the current financial year following completion of their training contracts. Sophie Howard, Krupa Shiani and Francesca Tu...