Bentley Motors Loses Long Term Trademark Battle

Background

Bentley Clothing, a Manchester-based family firm issued proceedings for trademark infringement against the world-renowned luxury car manufacturer, Bentley Motors.

Bentley Clothing has been selling clothing under the brand name ‘BENTLEY’ since 1962 and have registered and owned the trademark for clothing since 1982.

However, in 1987 car giant Bentley Motors also began to sell clothing under the ‘Bentley’ name.

Carers Rights Day – Carers Rights in Work

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This Thursday, 21st November is Carers Rights Day, which is a day where organisations come together to help carers understand their rights and help them find out how they can get the help and support they are entitled to.

A study carried out by Carers UK found that 5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work – that’s 1 in 7 of the workforce. However, the study also found that the significant demands of caring mean that 600 people give up work every day to care for an older or disabled relative.

Anti-Bullying Week – A Guide for Employers

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This week is Anti-Bullying Week, which is a week where businesses, schools and members of the public come together to take a collective stand against bullying.

This article considers what bullying and harassment mean in a legal context and specifies some measures that employers can put in place to prevent and address bullying in the workplace.

Berry Smith Highly Ranked by Legal Guides

Once again, Berry Smith features prominently in the recently published independent guides to the legal profession in the UK.

In both the respected Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners guides Berry Smith is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Wales. It is recommended in a record number of 13 areas of practice and 18 of its lawyers are recommended, ranging from Leading Individuals to Rising Stars