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The Sustainable Innovation Fund is launched by government

At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Seeing through the fog

By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]

Swiss IP Newsletter July 2020

“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.

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Shoosmiths advises on first ‘Foundry Project’ bar

Shoosmiths has advised Marston’s, one of the UK’s leading pub retailers and brands, on its new ‘Foundry Project’ bar, named Foundry 39, in Scotland. Shoosmiths real estate team has been advising long-standing client Marston’s with their ventures across the UK on various projects over a number of years.

My career story: “I quit my dream job in law to be a weathergirl”

Denise Nurse trained at Charles Russell and worked in-house at BSkyB before embarking on a second career as a broadcaster, presenting for Sky News, Sky Travel and hosting Escape to the Country for the BBC. She established ‘alternative law firm’ Halebury with business partner Janvi Patel in 2007. What’s your background? Why did you become […]

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