The general rule in commercial contractual relationships is that if a limited company is the contracting party, then the directors of that company cannot be liable. If one party to the contract suffers loss or damage as a result of a breach of contract then...
On 1 October, changes came into effect across the European Union which broaden the range of things for which trade mark protection can be given. It is no longer necessary for a trade mark to be in visible form.
Trade marks can now include sounds, smells or moving images as well as specific colours and holograms. In addition, the providers of quality assurance standards can trade mark their logos and permit others to use them under licence to show their compliance with the relevant standard.
The EU Intellectual Property Office has further information on the changes.