Edward Carstairs

Trade Marks: Protect your brand from day one

When it comes to starting out and building your name, there’s some do’s and some don’ts that should be at the top of your agenda. Do run clearance searches before you commit to a new beer name or new markets – ideally a full search in your home/most important markets,...

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How to make sure your next export to the Middle East creates reward not risk

Exporting to new markets offers clear opportunities to grow your business. There’s the potential to raise the visibility and value of your brand and, crucially, to increase market share, customer base and profit. All at a time when the economy at home is dealing with the uncertainty of Brexit. Indeed...

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Building your Business in the Middle East

On 12 April, Edward Carstairs will be speaking at the Building your Business in the Middle East workshop hosted by the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA). The one-day exporters’ discussion will offer valuable insights and advice on building a business in the Middle East. Edward’s talk will cover IP...

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Reducing sugar: the impact on intellectual property for the food & drink sector

The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is now in effect and with consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges, in order to manage the often conflicting demands of health, flavour and cost. Public Health England...

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Challenges to Scale & Sale

Hospitality is a sector of great size, diversity and capacity to scale. In the UK alone, eating and drinking out generates a turnover of approximately £63 billion a year, and the landscape of the industry is constantly changing. It is perhaps the industry’s innovation and ability to adapt that has...

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