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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...

Faux or not faux? That is increasingly the question

Alex Woolgar
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On 9 January 2019, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) censured Boohoo.com UK Ltd for selling a “Faux Fur Pom Pom Jumper” that in fact contained real animal fur. The advertisement in question (the product page on boohoo.com dated September...

Register for our Immigration Webinar, 14 February 2019

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The UK government has clarified the position for EU nationals in the UK and has proposed in its recent White Paper a new system for all EEA and non EEA nationals coming to the UK after the proposed transition period, i.e. from 1 January 2021. In this...

Are you at risk of a #MeToo claim? Parissa Torabi writes for Drapers

Parissa Torabi
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Employment law associate and member of our Fashion Law Group,  Parissa Torabi , explains the precautions fashion retail leaders must take to ensure there is no harassment hidden in their organisations.  Read Parissa's article here . ...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Distributorship agreements after Brexit – part three With less than 100 days to go and the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, have you received, let alone read, your email from HM Revenue & Customs which, the government claims, will...

Suppliers supply and distributors distribute - a regular blog

Stephen Sidkin
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Distributorship agreements after Brexit – part two If a week is a long time in politics, given all that has been happening since the last suppliers supply and distributors distribute blog, a month is borderline an eternity.  There is now a UK...

#forcedhugging: Are you prepared to respond to allegations of harassment?

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The recent suspension and investigations into the conduct of Ray Kelvin, founder of Ted Baker, and the resulting devastating impact on Ted Baker’s share price, is a stark reminder of the potentially considerable fallout that brands and businesses can...

When can you not say you agree?

Stephen Sidkin
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When can you not say you agree? When your agreement says that you cannot! Confused? It's understandable but when properly written, agency and distributorship agreements (and, indeed, a swathe of other commercial agreements) often contain what are called...

Reverse #MeToo - trending soon in fashion?

Parissa Torabi
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The #MeToo movement has on the face of it changed the landscape for the better. But what about the reverse situation where the accused (usually men) are falsely accused? Reverse #MeToo claims have already been made. This is unsurprising, as alleged...

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