Nathalie John

A “BIG” loss for McDonald’s, or is it really?

On 11 January 2019, the EUIPO upheld an application by Irish fast food chain, Supermac’s to cancel McDonald’s BIG MAC EU trade mark, registered since 1998! If McDonald’s appeal is unsuccessful, their longstanding EU registration will be removed from the register. For a long time, McDonald’s have been using their...

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Your brand is everything in the hospitality sector. Protect your intellectual property and strengthen your brand equity

The hospitality sector is facing crisis. Not only is it under the same external pressures as other industries, it is also being challenged by high rental prices, increasing business rates, staffing problems associated with Brexit, the cost of regulatory compliance, and rising wages. Crucially though, competition is as fierce as...

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Bread & Jam 2018

We are proud to sponsor Bread & Jam Festival for a second year. Bread & Jam, taking place at the Institute of Directors 4 – 5 October 2018, is an annual festival for emerging and scaling food and drink brands that brings together innovators, investors and industry leaders for two days...

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