UKTI appoints Kerman & Co to expert panel

October 14, 2014

The UKTI has appointed Kerman & Co to an expert panel set up to advise businesses on e-commerce and exporting. As part of the Government’s drive to help UK retailers grow and expand export sales the UKTI has launched an e-Exporting Programme that will provide a range of information, support and resources as well as access to experts on issues such as advertising, branding, communications as well as law. As part of the programme Kerman & Co will offer businesses advice on all legal aspects of exporting and e-commerce, including the setting up of e-marketplaces and online stores, contractual issues like licensing and distribution, brand protection and intellectual property enforcement, compliance with data protection, consumer and e-commerce regulations and corporate finance and tax structuring.

Trade Minister Lord Livingstone launched the government support package on 8 September and explained: “The UK leads the world in cross-border online sales, but there is still much more we can do to help business seize this opportunity with forecasts of 3 billion online customers in just 3 years”.

He added: “Trading online is a great way to start exporting to a new country, enhance distribution in an exciting market and effectively sell while you sleep. This is why we are launching the UKTI e-Exporting Programme to help business thrive abroad in some of the world’s largest markets”.

Alastair Cotton, Partner in our Commercial and Intellectual Property Team, commented: “We are delighted to be involved with the UKTI programme and look forward to helping businesses achieve their goals and boost their international sales, especially by using digital and mobile platforms and social media to promote and sell their products. The UK is one of the world’s leading e-commerce countries and there is a real opportunity to capitalise on this expertise”.

Further information on the UKTI programme is available at: https://www.gov.uk/e-exporting and http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/.