Brand protection roundtable reveals IP implications of Brexit for South West brands

28 November 2017

Haseltine Lake, recently (Wednesday 15 November) hosted a roundtable on the theme of brand protection at the firm’s head office in Bristol.

A number of business professionals from a variety of industry sectors attended the event, which was held in conjunction with South West Business Insider magazine. Panel members of the roundtable included key members of Haseltine Lake’s Trade Mark and Designs team, Associate Partners Michael Conway and Chris Morris and representatives from leading organisations including Trunki, Sheppys Cider and Renishaw. The debate was chaired by South West Business Insider’s Editor, David Clensy. 

The participants shared their experiences and success stories of developing their brands as well as their IP challenges and different ways of protecting their brands.

Michael Conway, Associate Partner at Haseltine Lake, comments, “Unsurprisingly the liveliest debates from the roundtable were sparked by the highly topical issue of Brexit. UK businesses are facing the conundrum of how to protect their IP in different territories. The view from the delegates was that they do not have adequate information from Government to enable them to prepare sufficiently. We presented our recommendations for actions businesses can put in place now, to ensure they are in the best possible position when more is known.” 

Roundtable chair, David Clensy, adds, “We had a great range of businesses from a variety of sectors, which made for a fascinating debate. It was interesting to hear about the shared challenges and opportunities around brands and IP, but also to hear also about how they can differ across different sectors. I think all the businesses present were able to benefit from the guidance offered by the experts from Haseltine Lake on the day.”

To download the full press release, click here.

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