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Lululemon sues Under Armour - what the UK approach would be

Duncan Jones
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Sales of athleisure products are sprinting ahead and fashion and sporting brands are competing with one another to design novel products which allow consumers to be both athletic and fashionable or provide some added benefit to the consumer such as comfort. ...

Concessions - attracting new customers can be a risky business at a time of Brexit uncertainty

Stephen Sidkin
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Q. What links JoJo Maman Bébé, Quiz, and Ted Baker? A. Each of them have been in the news this month with a mention of the brand’s concessions in the story. A retail concession enables a brand to promote its products to the public...

"Guess are at risk if they are found to have contravened the EU rules"- Fashion Law Partner Steve Sidkin quoted in Drapers

Stephen Sidkin
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“If the Commission finds that there has been an infringement of EU competition law, it will be open to the Commission to impose a very substantial fine. In addition, the actions taken by Guess in respect of its distribution agreements may result in...

The online channel: round table with UKFT

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Stephen Sidkin, Nigel Miller, Rosie Burbidge and Laura Monro are hosting a round table with UKFT, 16 May 2017, on "The online channel: making it work legally for your brand".  Read more and book here . The contents of this article are...

Working with Distributors and Agents - seminar

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Stephen Sidkin, Emma Roake and Rebecca Richardson are speaking at the UKFT seminar 'Working with Distributors and Agents: how to get it right' on 4th April. Read more here:  Working with Distributors and Agents: how to get it right ...

UK design rights are at risk

Simon Bennett
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Fashion Law Partner Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers’  ‘Brexit  Agenda’  "At the moment, UK fashion businesses can register an EU trademark or design right and it protects them in all 28 union countries. Once we...

Diamonds can be forever, and so can domain names as De Beers defeats domain name piracy

Simon Bennett
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Trade mark piracy has existed for decades. With the development of the online channel, piracy has extended to the use of a brand owner’s domain names in bad faith.  But very recently, in a ruling of the first of its kind, De Beers succeeded in...

Cool heads and steady hands required

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Eric  Musgrave   Consultant to the Fox Williams Fashion Law Group A couple of years ago I was privileged to interview Bernard Lewis, patriarch of the family that owns River Island, at a private industry dinner. This legendary and reclusive...

Fox Williams mentor wearable tech start-ups as part of the Top Pitch programme

Stephen Sidkin
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Fox Williams were invited on 11 July 2016 to be a mentor as part of the Top Pitch programme, a start-up accelerator programme for wearable technologies launched by Topshop in collaboration with corporate innovation specialist LMarks. The programme was...

Britain on the Brink, Stephen Sidkin writes in Drapers

Stephen Sidkin
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Partner and chair of the Fashion Law Group, Stephen Sidkin, adds a legal perspective to the current Brexit debate and how the fashion industry could be affected by UK leaving the EU. Read Stephen's comments here:  Britain on the brink   ...

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