Culture and tourism

With Brexit and a weaker pound, the UK tourism industry has seen a huge increase in ‘staycations’, with a 5% year-on-year increase since the referendum. Similarly, the number of EU students choosing to study in the UK has grown by 3%. This presents fantastic opportunities for you to connect with the public, show what the UK has to offer and exploit your brands. Having IP protection in place before you advertise is therefore essential for maximising brand recognition, bolstering reputation and growing your business.

How we can help

With a higher volume of tourists and a huge increase in accessible online information, your brand needs to be recognisable, trustworthy and present good value for money. Similarly, design or patent protection for anything you’ve created or invented is a deterrent to any potential copycats and can give you an income (if licensed) or a monopoly (if exclusive) in providing those goods and services under your brand.

We provide robust, cost-effective, commercial legal solutions to the challenges encountered every day by businesses across the leisure, tourism and culture sector. We work with a range of businesses, from SMEs to major corporations. Our clients range from prestigious luxury hotel groups to city centre aparthotels; ferry and transport companies; education providers; fast food, restaurant and bar chains; event management and PR companies; as well as sports brands and venues.

Case studies

Case Study

Regent’s University London

Protecting a brand against an aggressive claimant

An aggressive approach to legal action doesn’t always work out well, as one University discovered by having its trade mark rights revoked.

Case Study


Putting an END to domain name infringement

We found a smart, low-cost, alternative way to deal with trade mark infringement for a world-famous clothing retailer.

Case Study

Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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Patent Box — four considerations to secure tax relief on profits from patented products

You might be entitled to tax relief on profits earned from your patented inventions.

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Inventions to ease into the summer holidays

Here are some of the latest and greatest holiday-enhancing inventions.

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Trade marks


Brand diversification — trade mark considerations when launching new product or service lines

Extending your brand brings trade mark protection challenges, which are easily overlooked.

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Meet our team

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant - Leeds

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner - Leeds

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Milton Keynes

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney - London

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Dr Neil Pawlyn

Partner - Cardiff

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

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