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

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...

EU Withdrawal Treaty - IP provisions

Finally there is hope on the horizon: the European Commission has proposed that all registered EU trade marks and designs should automatically convert to UK national rights after Brexit.   The proposal is contained in the EU’s draft...

Shareholder disputes: 10 recent practical lessons

Commercial skill and artistic flair are often strange bedfellows. A situation where the shareholder/managing director of a successful fashion brand wants to go in one direction whilst the shareholder/design director has other ideas is a regular occurrence....

Stephen Sidkin quoted in Equestrian Trade News - Upmarket brands win right to block third party retailing

Luxury brands are celebrating a landmark judgment of the European Court given last week.  In a case concerning Coty, the court ruled that a clause in the company’s selective distribution agreement prohibiting authorised distributors from using...

Luxury brands and third party platforms - new landmark judgment

Luxury brands are celebrating a landmark judgment of the European Court given yesterday. In a case concerning Coty, the European Court ruled that a clause in Coty’s selective distribution agreement prohibiting authorised distributors from using Amazon...

Why price fixing and information sharing matter

What do you know about competition law? It is a reasonable question given: a recent survey by the Competition and Markets Authority which found that 50% of fashion companies which took part in the survey stated that their knowledge of competition law was...

Drapers' People Moves section is a must-read for fashionistas - who goes where, and why, helps lubricate fashion industry coffee machine chatter

It can also start people musing about restrictive covenants. So when Paul Masters moved from Missguided to In The Style, Adam Chesters left Deckers to join Craghoppers, and Céline Larose jumped ship from Richemont to join Kiki McDonough, thoughts on...

Can fashion continue to win private equity confidence?

Matchesfashion.com recently sold a majority stake in the business to private equity fund Apax Partners. Matchesfashion.com is understood to have made choice investment in its technology and design aspects of its business, launching new services (including...

Distributors and agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure: seminar with UKFT

Stephen Sidkin , Emma Roake  and Rebecca Richardson are speaking at a seminar with UKFT on Tuesday 10 October 2017, "Distributors and agents: maximising their performance and minimising your exposure". Read more and book...

Fashion Law partner Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers on Brexit IP rights and Fashion

Unitary intellectual property (IP) rights should continue to apply in the UK after Brexit, the European Commission has said in a position paper. “This is good news for the fashion industry,” said Simon Bennett, Fashion Law partner at law firm...
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