Virtuoso Legal Newsletter October, 2017

Virtuoso on the Move! Visit the Shard and Learn to become an IP Powerhouse! and October’s Round-Up from VL

Virtuoso Legal Newsletter

Virtuoso Legal Newsletter October, 2017

Hello, dear reader! Hope you’re well. Welcome to this month’s Virtuoso Legal Newsletter!

October has flown by! And we’re now only two months off 2018.


It’s been a truly jam-packed month here at VL, and we have plenty of great updates to share with you.

And (as always) an opportunity to power up your IP!


Virtuoso Legal Newsletter: The Shard

Powerhour @ The Shard with Philip Partington


IP Protect‘s Philip Partington will be running a “Powerhour” session in The Shard in London; on Wednesday the 29th of November at 1pm.

In the session, Philip will help attendees: identify, protect and monetize intellectual property.

The session is free to attend!

Grab your FREE ticket now by clicking the link below.

(Note: ticket-holding attendees must bring a photoID to be let into the session. If not, they risk not be allowed to attend the session.)

Grab a FREE Ticket


Virtuoso Legal are on the Move in Leeds!

At the end of November we will be moving to Dunbar Business Centre on the edge of Leeds from our current site in Chapel Allerton. The new site offers an incredible opportunity for the growth of the firm, with the potential to triple the size of our team on site!

It’s going to be a busy month moving everything over – but we’re incredibly excited to establish a new platform for the firm! Keep an eye out for our new address on the website!

We’ll send out the new address to everyone once we’re on site!


October’s Updates and Blogs

Without further ado, here’s October’s news from VL. (Lots to cover!)

Client Testimonials

Virtuoso Legal Listed in the The Legal 500 for Intellectual Property

VL are ecstatic at being listed once more in the Legal 500 as a top intellectual property firm. What’s more, Phil was singled out as an exceptional Next Generation Lawyer! Congratulations, Phil! Read More


Virtuoso Legal Newsletter: Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017

Virtuoso Legal at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017

Members of VL’s team attended the Yorkshire Legal Awards this month. (It was a fantastic event, and bigger and better than ever!) Whilst we didn’t take the prize this time, I left the event impressed at the improvement the region is making year-on-year. We’ll take the prize next year..! Read More


Liz meets HRH Princess Anne at the Queen's Awards for Enterprise dinner 2017

Liz meets HRH Princess Anne at the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise dinner 2017

I attended the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Dinner (met Princess Anne) and Presented at the World Trade Summit on Brexit

I was delighted to be invited by the Institute of Export to attend and contribute at two separate events. The first was the Queens Award for Enterprise Dinner, celebrating with the best of UK businesses. Secondly, I presented on IP, International Trade and Brexit at the World Trade Summit. Special thanks to Lesley Batchelor OBE for the invite and her tireless work for our exporters. Read More


Jordan Davies joins Virtuoso Legal as a Trainee Solicitor

Jordan Davies joins Virtuoso Legal as a Trainee Solicitor

Jordan Davies joins Virtuoso Legal as a Trainee Solicitor

This month we welcome Jordan Davies to our team as a trainee solicitor. I had personally been scouting Jordan’s progress for some time and am absolutely delighted that she’s joining our team. Read the article to find out a little bit why: Read More


Dr. Martin has also been busy writing up a number of fascinating pieces for your coffee break.

“Where do I start?” 4 Things Growing Businesses Need To Know About IP

Often, small businesses underestimate the value IP brings to their business. Simply put it seems to be something that big brands do. In reality, the sooner you start getting a hold on your IP the better. In this piece Dr. Martin outlines the 4 things small businesses need to get to grips with when it comes to IP ASAP. Read More


Virtuoso Legal Client Spotlight Ilona Drew

“London Baby” – Image Courtesy of Ilona Drew © 2017-

Virtuoso Legal Client Spotlight: Ilona Drew

Another new monthly series! In our client spotlights we talk to our clients about what they do. This month, we talked to Ilona Drew, an incredible artist whose designs are flying off the shelves! Read More


World of IP Review: October

World of IP Review: October

Virtuoso’s World of IP Round Up | October:

Outside of the world of Virtuoso Legal, a lot has been happening in the world of IP. This month’s round-up features: Apple being sued over: Animoji, Certification Marks being introduced in the EU, mysterious Game Boy trade marks in Japan and a long piece on a US Judge who codes. Read More


Thanks. Dr. Martin!


And that’s it for October’s Virtuoso Legal newsletter!

As always, we love to hear from you. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions! I’m more than happy to chat if you need help with anything.

Just like last month, I’ll leave you with a question…

What’s the next big IP move your company would benefit most from?

(Or your clients’ company, for our legal friends…)


Shoot me an email and we’ll have a chat about it!

(And, if there’s anything in this newsletter that you think might be useful to someone – feel free to forward it on!)


You can call me on:


0113 237 9900


or email me at:


Look forward to hearing from you! Ta,


– Liz


Virtuoso Legal Newsletter: October was written by Elizabeth Wards

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