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Are you trade mark savvy?

Sarah Redmond
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Whilst some fashion businesses have experienced ‘difficulties’ in recent months – New Look, Claire’s Accessories and House of Fraser – are just some that spring to mind, others have been looking to refresh their brands in the...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Use it or lose it Many of us can reflect with hindsight on the opportunities lost. The position in respect of distributorship agreements is no different. When a written distributorship agreement is prepared, it invariably contains a number of duties to...

Brexit and your business contracts

Stephen Sidkin
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Leaving the EU will affect some of your existing contracts. It may affect future contracts you plan to sign. In preparation, you should be thinking about the following points. Brexit and your  existing  business contracts: what should you...

The Love Island effect

Sarah Redmond
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Love Island is now over for another year and with record viewing figures, it has been the must watch programme of the summer. An average of 3.6 million people watched the live final which was aired last Monday night (with even more people downloading it from...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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How exclusive is exclusivity?  Commonly distributors are appointed on an exclusive, sole, or non-exclusive basis. Indeed, many distributors set great store on being the exclusive distributor for this territory or that product range.  It is as...

Concession agreements: how to fight the good fight

Rebecca Richardson
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Court cases involving concessions are rare. This may be because brands are often reluctant to take on the big name department stores in which they are housed. However, a recent High Court judgment involving Harrods shows how Court proceedings can...

Roger Federer and trade marks: what's happening at Wimbledon?

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Brands can be everything when it comes to sport, with international athletes providing the perfect platform to advertise brands across the globe. And when Wimbledon 2018 ‘served off’ on Monday, with the first match on Centre Court played by last...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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“Take a look at my distributorship agreement. It’s the only one I got. Not much of an agreement. Never seem to get a lot. Take a jumbo across the water. Like to see my [favourite overseas country]." (with apologies to Supertramp and...

Trade marks at the World Cup: Jesse Lingard runs, shoots and scores - but could he still pick up a red card?

Ryan Weeks
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England international Jesse Lingard, currently in Russia for the World Cup Finals, has recently filed through his company, Jlingz Limited, four trade mark applications for the word mark “JLINGZ” and logos incorporating the action of his signature...

"Put on your red shoes and let's trade mark them!" Louboutin wins legal battle to protect iconic red soles

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When designing his first pair of stiletto heels using his assistant’s red nail polish in 1993, Christian Louboutin could never have anticipated that his design would become the subject of a lengthy legal battle over whether it could be protected as a...

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