Ensure you Insure

IPReg have issued a couple of new decisions, both on the theme of compulsory professional indemnity insurance (“PII”). Our Code of Conduct requires that we have PII, that it is “commensurate with the risks at large arising from the extent and size” of our practice, and that it is from one of the named insurers…

Take car when closing down…

Messrs Manish Joshi and Duncan Welch were once in partnership together, as “Joshi and Welch”. By all accounts they were both skilled trade mark attorneys – this author has heard nothing but praise for their professional abilities. However, it seems that they fell out – why, I genuinely have no idea, but fall out they…

Aaron Wood – uninsured!

IPReg have issued a sanctions decision in respect of Aaron Wood, former principal of the UK trade mark firm Wood IP* and now with the regional law firm Blaser Mills. It seems that Mr Wood forgot to renew his professional indemnity insurance, which is a bit of a slip as IPReg’s rules of conduct require…

Dr Keith Boden & Fry Heath & Spence LLP Reprimanded by IPReg

IPReg’s Complaints Review Committee has issued a new decision, dated 31 January 2020.  Fry Heath & Spence (FHS) have been reprimanded and Dr Keith Boden, a partner in FHS, has been issued with a formal warning.  The decision is published here (and you can download the full PDF of the decision at the bottom of…