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Big hearts at inaugural Bike Day

Cyclists braved the rain and headwind at Bath’s Odd Down Circuit for a fundraising festival of cycling, supported by national law firm Stone King. Cyclists sped round the track for time trials in the morning and circuit races in the afternoon, whilst younger riders had the chance to do laps around the 1.5km track during a family fun session. An exciting knock-out race ‘Devil take the Hindmost’ concluded the day’s races.

Stone King records 10 per cent growth in turnover

In its latest financial statement, national law firm Stone King recorded turnover of £19.8 million, up from £17.8 million in the previous financial year and representing 10.9 per cent growth.

Across the firm’s four key sectors of Business, Charity & Social Enterprise, Private Client and Education, all recorded growth in billing in the year to 30 April 2019, including 17% growth for Charity & Social Enterprise and a 13.4% rise for Education.

Red card for Liverpool F.C.’s trade mark registration of “Liverpool”

Liverpool F.C. may have won the UEFA Champions League but in their recent head-to-head with the UK Intellectual Property Office they failed to register “Liverpool” as a trade mark for football-related products and services. The basis for the IPO’s decision was the “geographical significance” of the city of Liverpool.

A trade mark is an indication of the trade origin of goods and services. A trade mark must therefore relate to a particular supplier. It can become an indication of quality and reputation and is a piece of property that can be licensed.

Countdown to The Big Hearted Bike Day

The countdown is on for the Big Hearted Bike Day, taking place in Bath on Sunday, September 29. Bath law firm Stone King is pleased to be sponsoring the inaugural event.

The Big Hearted Bike Day is being held to raise money for the Bristol Heart Institute at the BRI, and comes on the back of the successful Big Hearted Valentine’s Ball in February.

Both events are the brainchild of businessman Gerald Creed, and the cycling event will take place at the Odd Down Circuit in Bath.

Businesses in Bath are rallying round to support a litter pick organised by law firm Stone King LLP.

So far 11 organisations have pledged their support to sprucing up a stretch of the River Avon on Wednesday, September 25 from 5-6pm.

They are Buro Happold, Digiprint, Event Organisers Network (EON), Fidelius, Julian House, Knight Frank, Loake, Milsted Langdon, St John’s Foundation, Taste of Bath and The Business Exchange.

Lib Dem Councillor for Kingsmead, Sue Craig, has also signed up for the event.

Stone King’s Managing Partner Steven Greenwood said he was delighted by the response.

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