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Would you like additional support for your legal team but don’t have headcount budget?

Have you got a project that requires a safe pair of hands to manage it through to completion?

Do you want to avoid overpaying suppliers?

Do you want to protect your business assets from being copied?

Do you need help understanding how the law applies to you and your business?

Would you like legal advice that you can understand and is specifically tailored to your business needs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please get in touch. I offer an initial chat at no cost so that we can explore what you need.

I’m Kim Huggins, a solicitor and founder of KLH Legal.

I deliver commercially driven legal advice in the language of your business. I get the job done and you get an outstanding client experience. Whether you are the general counsel at a large corporation; CEO of an SME or business founder, I can support your intellectual property and commercial law needs.

What I offer

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PROTECT

Protecting your business and its assets through intellectual property rights and sound commercial agreements with suppliers, customers and business partners.

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PREVENT

Safeguarding what is yours by helping you monitor and enforce your rights against those using your assets without your permission.

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EXPLOIT

Assisting you to realise the value of your assets through licensing and promotion, enabling the scaling of your innovation.

My Experience

Over my 20+ years providing legal advice, I have worked across a number of industries and businesses. These have included PLCs, micro businesses and SMEs.

Each business has its own DNA and I love getting under the skin of each one and fully understanding its goals. Here are a few examples of what I can do for your business.

Social media guidelines and training

Creating guidelines and training for marketing teams on the do’s and don’ts of using third party content.

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Responding to claims of infringement

I can help you understand how strong their case is; what your options are and if a re-brand is necessary, how you do that to avoid this happening again.

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Avoiding contractual surprises

A contract audit to check key clauses in your contracts with suppliers and avoid missing notice periods or unwanted automatic renewals.

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Managing cross-border infringement claims

I can manage this process – instructing and working with your overseas lawyers; gathering evidence from within the business to support your position in the litigation and continuing to make recommendations on settlement.

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Reviewing marketing materials

I provide an outsourced function to review the draft marketing materials and advise on potential issues and recommend changes.

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Naming your new clothing brand

I carry out trade mark clearance searches to check whether there are any existing rights that could be problematic.

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Launching your innovative App

Ensuring that the name of the app; the technology; its features and design are all protected to avoid copying and to ensure that you can licence it for maximum value.

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Why Choose Me?

You will get…

… a trusted business partner delivering an integrative service with honesty, drive and confidence.

… an outstanding client service anchored in strong relationships.

… 20+ years’ experience across a number of industries, including a leading e-commerce business, a high street fashion brand, a luxury goods brand owner and an international publisher.

News

Can Marc Jacobs get trade mark protection for the word “THE”?

In May 2019, Marc Jacobs (MJ) applied in the USA, to register the word “THE” for clothing and handbags. The application has gone back and forth with the US Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) over the registrability of the word as a trade mark. Initially MJ submitted evidence showing that the word would be …

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Address for service for IP rights from 1 Jan 2021

When you file an application to register a trade mark, design right or patent at the Intellectual Property Office, you must include an address for service. This is the address where the IPO will write to you about your IP right. From 1 January 2021, this address must be one in the UK and can …

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Will the UK government ban online adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt?

In November 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on proposals to ban online adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt, in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis in the UK. The consultation was due to run for six weeks, gathering views from the public and industry stakeholders to understand the impact …

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