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Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on its purchase of controlling interest in Shepherds Bush Market, West London

Marc Sosnow, Luke Morris, Gavin Whitney, Richard Reuben, Eddie Powell, Yulia Leyko, Cem Usten, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, Eleanor Green, Alex Taylor, Myckala Jones, Alexandra Cooke, Ben Milloy, Ingrid Hesselbo, Hamilton Forrest |

Fladgate has advised Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P on its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group. The new joint venture will bring about regeneration to Shepherds Bush Market and the adjoining land for mixed-use development. To read more click here


Fladgate advises AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate advised AI start-up Fiinu on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. The team was led by Jamie Hamilton, who was assisted by Ben Milloy and Maddy McAra. To find out more, please read the news articles in Global Legal Chronicle and Business Cloud.


Fladgate advises innovative AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round led by Kindred Capital

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate LLP has advised Fiinu Ltd, a UK-based AI start-up on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. Founded by doctoral-candidate Marko Sjoblom, Fiinu’s vision is to fill a significant funding gap caused in part by regulatory changes in the overdraft market. Fiinu aims to achieve […]


Direct marketing during Covid-19? Remember the privacy regulations!

Ben Milloy |

As companies scramble to adjust to the new reality of trading in a socially-distanced world, many have wanted to get the message out to their customers that it is “business as usual” (or as near-to as possible). In such unprecedented times (and encouraged by such consumer-targeted emails they may have received over recent days), businesses […]


Sky v SkyKick: Big brands get signal boost from EU Court

Ben Milloy |

In October last year the EU Court’s Advocate-General (AG) caused a stir in the IP world with an opinion heralding a seismic shift in EU trade mark law and practice. Cue collective breath-holding amongst trade mark owners with either purposefully broad goods and services specifications (including terms like “computer software”), or specs comprising sprawling lists […]


Trade Marks and Brexit

Ben Milloy |

What happens to EU trade marks after Brexit? A mere three and a half years after the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, the UK looks set to “leave” the EU on 31 January 2020. Instead of exiting without a deal (which at one stage looked distinctly possible), the UK’s departure will be […]


Fladgate advises international private consortium in acquiring business from listed Swedish gaming company

Nigel Gordon, Priyadevi Vadgama, Eddie Powell, Ben Milloy, Grant Gordon, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate has advised an international private consortium on the purchase of the entire share capital of GoldBlue Ltd, subsidiary of the NGM Nordic MTF listed GoldBlue AB (GOLDB MTF). GoldBlue AB is a Swedish iGaming holding company which focuses on emerging markets. GoldBlue Ltd, the acquired company, which ultimately owns all of GoldBlue AB’s significant […]


Joint authorship of copyright: UK Court of Appeal tears up the script

Ben Milloy |

A dispute concerning the screenplay for the 2016 Hollywood biographical comedy “Florence Foster Jenkins” (FFJ) – a film about a tone-deaf New York socialite who labours under the delusion that she is a talented opera singer – has this month produced a Court of Appeal decision centring on the parties’ own adjustment to reality. Apart […]


Fladgate advises Blockchain Worldwide Plc

Ben Milloy, David Lee, David Robinson |

Fladgate is acting for Blockchain Worldwide Plc (Bloc) on an acquisition by reverse takeover, Rule 9 waiver, £8.6m placing and subscription and admission to trading of the enlarged group (to be renamed Entertainment AI PLC) on the AIM Market (all conditional upon shareholder approval). Bloc, a company admitted to trading on the Main Market of […]


Fladgate acts on £220m sale of Red Tiger Gaming Limited

Amy Collins, Alan Wetterhahn, Hamilton Forrest, Orit Rioumine Gold, Ben Milloy, Grant Gordon, Tim Reinhard, Laura Priestley |

Fladgate was pleased to act on the sale of Red Tiger Gaming Limited, a leading online casino game software supplier to digital entertainment company, NetEnt. The accelerated deal completed on Thursday 5 September 2019 with the initial consideration being £197m and up to £23m may be payable in addition in 2022 on an earn-out basis. […]


Simon Cowell picks bone with “The Pets Factor” UK trade mark

Ben Milloy |

When TV format creator Mark Duffy struck upon the tongue-in-cheek name “The Pets Factor” for what was (presumably) a talent competition for domestic animals, he might well have smiled at his own ingenuity. Conversely, when Simon Cowell heard about the name (via Mr Duffy’s application to register it as a UK trade mark in classes […]


When appealing bears fruit: Pear Technologies v EUIPO – Apple

Ben Milloy |

Are apples different from pears? Or are they both just fruit? Or, as cockney rhyming slang would have it, are they stairs? These are the questions (excepting the last one) that the distinguished judges of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEU) have been gr-apple-ing with in the recent case of Pear Technologies […]