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SH&P Announce Charity Fundraising Support for Winston's Wish

[From L-R: Paul Moore, Kalei McHugh, Winston’s Wish bear, Kerry Waite and Jon Welfoot] SH&P has a long and proud tradition of supporting local charities in the South West. Over the years our staff have raised money for lots of good causes by holding events such as bake sales, plant sales, dress-down days and sweepstakes. Our clients also regularly pitch in at our annual golf day. The substantial proceeds of these events have been passed on to plenty of very…

SH&P Present Funds Raised to Woodstock School

Over the course of a number of years our staff have been proud to support a diverse range of local charities in the South West. For the last two years we have been supporting the work of Woodstock School, culminating in SH&P paralegal David Burborough’s fantastic fundraising effort in running the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon, in which he single-handedly raised over £1000 in the process. Woodstock School is part of the Woodway Federation and is a Bristol-based school specialising in the…

Dave Burborough raised £1,042 for Woodstock School

On 26th May 2019 our very own Dave Burborough took part in the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of our current adopted charity, Woodstock School. It takes a special character to decide they want to run non-stop for 26.2 miles. Up until the big race Dave had put in around 6 months’ solid training and had one or two setbacks along the way including a back injury which put him out of action for a short while. On the day itself…

Chocolate Wars: Cadbury loses two battles over purple trade mark rights

Chocolate battles won and lost, but the war is not over... If you asked someone to imagine Cadbury chocolate, most people would immediately think of the purple packaging. The iconic purple hue, registered as a trade mark for the shade Pantone 2685C since 1995, has been the confectionery giant’s signature colour for decades. The “Dairy Milk” product is just one example of this. However, despite Cadbury’s established rights in the purple colour variant there has been a long-running “chocolate war”…

McDonald’s Lose Their BIG MAC Trade Mark Registration

It's Supermac's 1 – 1 McDonald's, but we're not done yet in this burger trade mark case... Most people (other than vegetarians of course) have enjoyed a McDonald’s “Big Mac” or two in their lives. The burger seems to have been around for ever.  You would probably find it surprising therefore that McDonald’s have recently lost their trade mark protection for the words BIG MAC in the European Union. Not only that, McDonald’s lost their trade mark registration because they could not…

Update on Brexit Negotiations

As the second anniversary of the EU Referendum result approaches, it is debatable whether any tangible progress has been made during negotiations. The mainstream media is never short of reporting triumphs and failures. It largely depends on who is doing the reporting. One person’s victory is another’s defeat. This was always going to be the case on such a finely balanced and divisive topic. It remains to be seen what opportunities Brexit will bring. In the meantime, businesses have no…

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