Lessons from Conor McGregor and Lewis Hamilton’s Trade Mark Failures

Both Conor McGregor and Lewis Hamilton have been in the news recently for failing in disputes surrounding trademarking their own name. This is a useful reminder to never to assume you can automatically register one’s own name as a trade mark. It further highlights the importance of receiving commercially-astute legal advice on the best approach for the protection of your personal brand.

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