Coinciding neatly with its tenth anniversary, this blog has today passed the milestone of one million views.
For a blog with a narrow focus, this feels like an achievement.
We started in March 2011. Shortly afterwards, our firm converted to an LLP, and Paul Maclennan joined Mark as a partner. Lisa Allebone, who was then an associate, became a partner in 2014.
As this early article mentions, the blog was designed and built by our then new recruit, and trainee, AnnMarie Humphries. AnnMarie is nowadays a partner in the firm, as is Stephen Brett. Stephen joined at around the same time as AnnMarie did, and he has been the second most active contributor to this blog. He keeps promising some more articles. Promises, promises!
We have avoided adverts and paywalls, and used a free WordPress account.
Our three, most popular articles in the last decade have been:
this one on equitable remedies in confidentiality agreements;
this one on not making affiliates a party to an agreement; and
this one on 10 words and phrases to avoid in an IP agreement.
Lord Reith, the first Director General of the BBC, described its mission as being to inform, educate and entertain. We hope we have informed, educated and entertained our readers on the subject of IP contracts. We plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
For a podcast of this article, see here.