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Influencers, Instagram and a Pretty Little Problem

The rise of the Influencer The cast of Love Island are used to being in the press for a number of reasons, not least because of the large amounts of money they stand to make from sponsorship deals after leaving the villa. With the latest winner, Amber Gill, reputedly said to have bagged a cool one million pounds after signing a collaboration with the fashion retailer MissPap, this latest iteration of the influencer trend clearly…
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Brand protection… the big questions answered

Have you spent months developing the prefect brand name? Have you bought a domain name or registered a company name featuring the brand? Maybe you’re really far down the road, you’re selling your goods or services, advertising and looking for investment? If any of this applies to you then you need to register a trade mark. How to do it Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a single worldwide trade mark and so brand owners…
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Tesco takes risk on Jack’s

On a drizzly morning somewhere in Cambridgeshire last week, Tesco opened its first discount store Jack’s. The first of 13 planned stores Jack’s is intended to rival German discounters Aldi by being not only the cheapest in town but by also promoting Britishness in its limited product lines and name. The launch of this budget store is a major undertaking and risk and the investment in the project to date will have been colossal. At…
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Let’s hope this one sticks!

The lawyers of Velcro Companies have released a second video responding to the huge public reaction to their YouTube hit ‘Don’t say VELCRO®’. With just over half a million views, the initial song both tunefully and compellingly highlighted that the term “VELCRO®” shouldn’t be used when talking about the above, but rather ‘hook and loop’. The videos cleverly serve the purpose of protecting the brand by ensuring that the term ‘VELCRO®’ doesn’t become so distanced…
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Chocs Away: Hotel Chocolat have gloves off with Waitrose

Supermarkets copying a successful original brand is not a new problem. Far from it. Research by Witch Magazine reveals that one in five shoppers had accidentally bought a supermarket version of their favourite brand while a investigation by the Consumer Group found that more than 150 supermarket own label products had “borrowed” elements from the packaging of branded competitors. they included McVitie’s Digestives, Kellogg’s Coco Pops, Radox bath gel and Jacob’s Cream Crackers. Increasingly supermarkets…
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Pepsi & Coca Cola at risk of making $90bn loss to its brands

Photo credit – Archilos   First ciggies, now sugar. The smokers amongst you will have noticed that this year in the UK saw a significant change to cigarette packaging laws. From May 2017, cigarette companies were not permitted to use their logos or brand colours on their packaging – all cigarette and tobacco product packets must be a uniform green colour, uniform typeface and size, with a uniformly unpleasant health warning. Briffa called it earlier…
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A Christmas present from Briffa – 5 top tips for the perfect brand name

A Christmas present from Briffa – 5 top tips for the perfect brand name. Choosing the ideal brand name is no mean feat. For it to be truly valuable to your business, it needs to be registered as a trade mark, but this is easier said than done. Here are our 5 top tips for brand selection: Don’t be descriptive The main temptation when choosing a brand name is to simply describe what you’re selling.…
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