Leisure, tourism and culture

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Blogs

IP tips

26-10-2018

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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Patents

11-08-2017

Inventions to ease into the summer holidays

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

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Patents

16-04-2019

​Three alternative, innovative Easter egg ideas

Want to go above and beyond a cheap supermarket chocolate egg this Easter? Prepare to be inspired...

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Key people

Find out more about our people.

Leeds

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant

London

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner

London

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Cardiff

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

Milton Keynes

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

London

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Newcastle

London

Mark Green

Partner

Cardiff

London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner

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