The value of trademarks

The value of trademarks like all legal matters is only illustrated when the worst happens. Until then it is difficult for an inexperienced entrepreneur to really appreciate their value. Mr Payan Tabibian is an entrepreneur, originally Iranian but with US nationality, who had an idea for a business, much like millions of other entrepreneurs around the world every day.

Mr Tabibian had an idea for a hamburger restaurant, and one of his initial tasks was to come up with a distinctive name and logo. Like millions of entrepreneurs just starting off their businesses, Mr Tabibian could not have imagined that 10 years after he thought of the Z-burger trademark, his brand name and logo would become embroiled in a legal battle worth millions.

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United States Data Transfers

United States data transfers as well as other transfers of personal data outside of the EEA are tightly controlled, our focus is on transfers to US cloud servers.

At the moment managers responsible for information security and data protection throughout the European Economic Area including the UK are looking at how to solve a new challenge regarding privacy. This is due to the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in case C-362/14 of Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner handed down on the 06th October 2015.

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