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Genericism - are brand names safe?

Do you know what all these brands have in common?  Hoover, Jacuzzi, Frisbee, Escalator, Thermos, Yo-Yo They were once highly effective trade marks but have since been categorised as a generic term for certain goods because many people now refer to them collectively by the trade marks rather than by a specific brand. One everyday example is Hoover – we’ve become so accustomed to calling all vacuum cleaners Hoovers that the term has become generic for these goods. Same goes…

Thanks for your donation

Thank you From everyone at SH&P for your kind donation to Woodstock School

SH&P Golf Day 2017

Once again we were delighted to welcome our clients to the annual SH&P Golf Day.  This year’s event was once again hosted by The Kendleshire.  Our thanks go to the entire team for putting on another thoroughly enjoyable day both on and off the course. Although the day is intended to be light hearted there is inevitably a degree of competitiveness. This year was no different with the pairs and singles competitions keenly contested with only a cigarette paper between…

A helping hand with special education in the Bristol area

At SH&P, we’re committed to helping local charities where we can. Each year our staff suggest several local charities and then a firm wide vote is taken to select our charity of the year. In 2016/2017 we supported Hop, Skip & Jump who provide children and young adults with a place to learn, play, and relax at Grimsby Farm, Kingswood. Thanks to bake sales, fancy dress days, and our annual golf day, we’re proud to say we raised £2000. Sian McHugh…

With this ring I thee... sue!

A leading international wholesaler is counting the cost of an ill-judged product launch. Costco is well known for its huge warehouses stocking anything from sandwiches to speedboats. In its US outlets, members were able to purchase diamond rings marked Tiffany via the jewellery counter. However, budding George Peppards and Audrey Hepburns may have been left disappointed as the rings themselves were not manufactured by world renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co. Costco argued that solitaire diamond rings of this type have…

Understanding the importance of IP

Your most valuable asset  Every business is affected by IP to a greater or lesser extent. Although intangible, IP is often the most valuable asset of a company or business, sometimes making up over 80% of the balance sheet. IP creates a trading advantage and sets your business apart from competitors. Protect your hard work and abolish future hassle By protecting IP rights, you can prevent competitors from piggy backing on your hard work and innovation. Securing adequate protection to…

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