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Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Governing law and jurisdiction – the key issues for any distributorship agreement – Part I Following on from my  last blog , playing away from home can have various consequences – some of which may be enjoyable! But being forced to...

Top tips for moves - the poacher's perspective

Parissa Torabi
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Poaching senior hires from competitors is nothing new in the fashion world. The moves of Jigsaw’s chief finance officer, Claire Wain, to Jack Wills and Liz Evans, the chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse to Fat Face, are two recent examples. It can...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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What should be the role of the distributorship agreement? This may appear a strange question to ask. But there can be confusion between the distributorship agreement which serves as an umbrella agreement between supplier and distributor under which the...

EU Commission vs Nike - FT Score: Nike fined EUR 12.5 million

Emma Roake
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The EU Commission yesterday announced that it has imposed a €12.5 million fine on Nike, the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, for falling foul of EU competition law.  The Nike decision follows hot on the heels of the...

Fashion: Is there a need for change?

Stephen Sidkin
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Fashion is a dynamic industry. Its very essence necessitates change and, in turn, challenges to what has been accepted before. But now the questions and legal issues are piling up. The last few weeks have seen Burberry, Gucci, and Katy Perry designs attract...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Company administrations just keep on coming. Indeed it is difficult to think of an industry sector which has not seen a spike in the number of administrations over the course of the last 12 months. But the administration of a distributor highlights...

Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin quoted in Drapers

Stephen Sidkin
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Partners Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin have been quoted in Drapers, discussing the recent apology from Gucci over their 'racist' jumper. Please click here to read the article. ...

Brexit: What does a no-deal scenario mean for your EU registered trade marks and designs?

Simon Bennett
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Parliament has voted but with less than two months to go until Article 50 is triggered it is still not clear whether a deal will be reached for the UK to leave the EU… What does this mean for your EU registered trade marks and designs?  1....

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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The recent announcement that British Ceramic Tile, a distributor, has entered into administration is, at one level, a sign of changing times, in this case of the channel to market.  But it also calls into sharp focus how a supplier should deal with the...

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