Virtuoso Legal Newsletter May – The Next Big Step

The Next Big Step


I think it’s safe to say that May 2018 will be a month that we all remember for quite some time!

For us at Virtuoso Legal, this meant a few things:

1. The deadline for the law that shall not be named in this newsletter unless absolutely necessary…
2. A trip to INTA conference in Seattle where I was delighted to catch up with the best in our business
3. Our end of year!

So lots to talk about!

Let’s get started.


Liz in America

It was brilliant to head over the States this month and attend the INTA conference.

A couple of really interesting topics particularly caught my eye which we’ll be writing about in the coming months – so keep an eye out for that.

These include:

  • Trade marks, certification marks and protecting geographic origin
  • The new protections coming into place for luxury brands
  • New thinking on how to prove infringement online (the need to keep up)

What was perhaps more of a treat was meeting up with other professionals from around the world and “talking shop” – as well as bringing a slice of the Royal Wedding over the Atlantic

(Thanks to Clare from Hetties’ Tea Rooms for helping us with the very special commemorative tea and biscuits pack!)

It really was a great experience and has given myself, and by extension the firm, lots to think about in the coming year.

For those with a more visual appetite, I have included a few choice photo shots from my time there at the end of the newsletter.


Are you ready?

Now enough about the past – it’s time to look to the future.

Are you a business owner (or know a business owner) who’s looking to expand their operations overseas now or in the future?

This is truly one of the most exciting times in business growth – but also involves treading into a lot of unknown territory.

As such we’re delighted to announce a FREE event in London on the 14th of June where we will be speaking alongside business expansion experts Blueback Global and LSS Relocation.

The event will cover:

  • How IP can be used to build momentum in a new market
  • How to set up an international entity, and the details you must know
  • How to correctly manage sending employees to other countries

Our very own Philip Partington will be presenting. Following the talks there will be time to network with other businesses looking to go global.

So if you’re looking to expand now – or have plans to do so in the future this is not one to be missed, really!

For more details about the event and to reserve your place – click the button below.


Reserve your Place


Updates and Blogs from March

May also had a couple of articles for your next coffee break…

How To Expand Your Business Globally: 3 Key Considerations

Before announcing our big event with Blueback Global and LSS – I asked Martin to take a quick look at what it takes to expand a business globally. Not surprisingly, this post looks at the three main areas that will be covered by our speakers at the event!

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Who Murdered My IP?

Philip Partington has murder on his mind.

Well, IP Murder.

It comes as no surprise that serious harm to a business through IP theft, typically comes from a known source. Better the devil you know they say.

In this piece Phil looks at this, some of the “usual suspects” offering some sage advice to cautious business owners.

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Virtuoso’s World of IP Round Up May 2018 | GDPR and INTA

Finally, amongst all of the happenings this month there was a raft of big news in IP. Martin’s round-up this month provides an overview of what happened at INTA, some of the considerations still floating around GDPR and some other big news that, relatively speaking, went under the radar this month.

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Thanks. Dr. Martin and Phil for the updates!


And without further ado – that’s it!

We are delighted to have wrapped up another financial year with some incredible growth – and cannot wait to lay down the plans to make Virtuoso Legal a bigger and better force for good in IP as we move into the next year.

Hope you all have a fantastic month – and remember, we’re just at the end of the phone if you need help with anything.

Bye for now!

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Look forward to hearing from you!

– Liz

Some pictures from Seattle!

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