Lionel Messi wins legal battle to trademark his logo

Footballer Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights related to his own logo. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal made by the EU’s intellectual property office, EUIPO, and a Spanish cycling clothing brand called Massi on Thursday. Messi first applied to trademark his surname as …

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Coronavirus: More than 100 people told to isolate by tracing app

Image copyright PA Media More than 100 people have been advised to self isolate by Scotland’s new contact tracing app, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed. Protect Scotland became available to download free on to a smart phone from Apple’s App Store or Google Play on 10 September. Since then more than …

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Ross to head taskforce on sports fans’ mass return

A taskforce aimed at accelerating sports fans’ mass return to stadia even as more locations across the UK face tighter coronavirus restrictions is to be spearheaded by David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse co-founder. Sky News has learnt that the Sports Technology Innovation Group (STIG) has picked a panel of business …

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‘Nearly two-thirds’ of adults back in the workplace, says ONS

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly two in three adults are now travelling to work, as some employers ask their staff to return to offices during the pandemic. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 62% of adults reported commuting to work last week. That compares with 36% in late …

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What’s the best way to get an offer on a house accepted?

Nearly half of homebuyers have attempted to haggle down the price of their property purchase since March. A survey by online estate agent Strike found that since lockdown began, some 45 per cent of sellers questioned had buyers ask for a reduction in sale prices, most commonly ranging from a …

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Where might next Welsh lockdown be?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caerphilly still has the highest case rate in Wales Six weeks ago, there were fears of a local lockdown in Wrexham. The local hospital was dealing with 63 coronavirus cases, the area had easily the highest infection rate in Wales and hundreds went to …

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Deloitte fined £15m for audit failures ahead of Autonomy sale

One of the UK’s “big four” accountancy firms has been fined a record £15m for its audit of the software company Autonomy ahead of its £7bn sale to Hewlett-Packard. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which brought the case, said a tribunal found the firm’s audits in 2009 and 2010 fell …

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Fed Cup to be renamed Billie Jean King Cup

King won seven Fed Cups as a player and four as the US team’s captain The Fed Cup is to be renamed the Billie Jean King Cup after the tennis great and founder of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). American King, 76, is one of the greatest female tennis players …

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Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government says there is high demand for coronavirus tests People are waiting longer for coronavirus test results from England’s community testing centres, figures show. Only a third of tests carried out in these venues came back in 24 hours in the week up …

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