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Latest articles from Jennifer Murphy

  • What's in a name? The importance of trade marks in the housing sector

    What's in a name? The importance of trade marks in the housing sector

    Protecting your rights in your brand is a valuable commercial asset and goes to the heart of your business activities. There is a strong emotional connection between the customer and the product and services provided by the housing sector. For any business, organisation or public body, the names, slogans, symbols and logos you use mark you out from your competitors and distinguish the goods or services you provide from others in the relevant market

  • The importance of a good contract in the social housing sector

    The importance of a good contract in the social housing sector

    The ever growing demand for efficient, sustainable, affordable homes has resulted in the public and third sectors evolve entrepreneurial ways to create innovative ideas. Intellectual property is a valuable commercial asset. Protecting your existing IPR and any right arising in created works appropriately depends on careful project management and robust commercial contracts.

  • Key considerations for constructing good commercial contracts

    Key considerations for constructing good commercial contracts

    The ever growing demand for efficient, sustainable, affordable homes has resulted in the public and third sectors seeking entrepreneurial ways to create innovative ideas to meet it. The importance of solid commercial contracts ensures you get what you need out of the project, know how it is to be delivered, and can respond to changing requirements and disputes effectually.