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Alibaba advertisement found to be in breach of the CAP Code on the basis that it depicted a child in a sexual manner – 18 May 2022
Adidas advertisement comes under fire by the ASA for use of “gratuitous nudity” in untargeted advertisements – 11 May 2022
Radio advertisement for Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd t/a Very, very.co.uk, Littlewoods and littlewoods.com “encouraged excessive spending by credit” – 11 May 2022
In The Style Fashion t/a In the Style found to be making “misleading introductory offers” – 23 March 2022
ASA finds that marketing communication by Jigsaw objectified women – 22 December 2021
Model featured in Schuh advertisement was not significantly underweight – 22 December 2021
Advertisements by Hell Bunny were not socially irresponsible – 22 December 2021
Complaint raised against H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Ltd not upheld by the ASA – 22 December 2021
Online advertisements appearing for Diesel (London) Ltd found to be “irresponsible” due to sexualised content – 8 December 2021
Free gift claim in an advertisement appearing for The Hut.com t/a ESPA found to be misleading (1 December 2021)
Instagram post by influencer Gabby Allen for Primark, was not obviously identifiable as an advertisement (27 October 2021)
Influencer posts by Eliza Batten for Charlotte Tilbury were not obviously identifiable as advertisements (13 October 2021)
Copper Clothing Ltd’s advertisement for a face mask purporting to have medical benefits was misleading (13 October 2021)
Promotion by Kiddies Kingdom Ltd found to be misleading by the ASA (13 October 2021)
ASA finds that footwear advertisement by Strive Footwear did not perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes (1 September 2021)
Get the Gloss prize competition breached the CAP Code – 1 September 2021
Pretty Little Thing promotion not administered fairly – 1 September 2021
Social media promotion run by Briley Powell breached the CAP Code on the basis that prizes were not awarded – 18 August 2021
Posts by model and influencer Emma Louise Connolly were not obviously identifiable as advertisements – 18 August 2021
Instagram posts by Charlotte Dawson advertising a BPerfect Cosmetics make up palette found to be misleading – 21 July 2021
Facebook posts by Motel Rocks found to be “irresponsible” on the basis that the models featured promoted unrealistic and unhealthy body standards – 14 July 2021
Advertisement by KaiAviation found to be irresponsible and likely to cause serious harm and offence on the basis that it objectified women (23 June 2021)
Instagram posts by influencer Carl J Woods advertising Engage clothing were not obviously identifiable as marketing communications – 21 June 2021
ASA rules that Nike advertisements featuring pregnant women were not irresponsible – 2 June 2021
Advertisement by Boux Avenue not found to be “irresponsible” – 2 June 2021
“20% off everything” discount claim by ASOS found to be misleading (5 May 2021)
Max Mara advertisement found to be irresponsible by the ASA (5 May 2021)
Four product listings on justyouroutfit.com found to contain misleading faux fur claims (21 April 2021)
YouTube advertisement for FitsWatch held to be misleading (7 April 2021)
ASA finds Instagram post by Babyboo Fashion to be socially irresponsible and likely to cause harm and offence (14 April 2021)
Instagram post by Zara McDermott for Missguided was not obviously identifiable as an advertisement (14 April 2021)
TikTok Post featuring Pretty Little Thing clothing was not obviously identifiable as an advertisement
Influencer Instagram posts in connection with Select Fashion were not obviously identifiable as marketing communications (31 March 2021)
Complaint upheld against Goldsmiths (17 March 2021)
Product listing by I Saw It First held to be misleading (10 March 2021)
Instagram post by Molly-Mae Hague breached the CAP Code on the basis that the promotion advertised was not administered fairly – 3 March 2021
TikTok advertisement by Boohoo in association with Luke Mabbott was not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication – 10 February 2021
Advertisements by Studio Retail Ltd held to be “irresponsible” – 27 January 2021
Advertisements by “In the Style” held to be misleading – 6 January 2021
Instagram posts promoting Klarna’s deferred payment service held to be “irresponsible” – 23 December 2020
David beats Goliath again in Bentley Clothing legal battle
The Bentley Clothing and Bentley Motors trade mark dispute: Take 2
Advertisement on Wish.com held to be socially irresponsible – 18 November 2020
Advertisement for Under Armour men’s baselayer found to be misleading and unsubstantiated – 19 August 2020
Complaint upheld against Pheka Agency Co Ltd for “misleading” claims relating to EMF radiation – 12 August 2020
Complaints against Missguided “Playboy” advertisement not upheld – 21 October 2020
Advertisements by Boohoo.com UK Ltd held to be misleading
Complaints upheld in respect of two advertisements by I Saw It First Ltd
Discount offer advertised on Miss Pap’s website was held to be misleading
“Faux Fur” claims by Sorelle UK Brand Ltd found to be misleading and not substantiated
Instagram story by Zoe Sugg for Asos.com Ltd was not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication
Facebook advertisement by Wofun Company Ltd, t/a Thamesowl held to be misleading
Urban Outfitters invokes ‘force majeure’ terms – Stephen Sidkin quoted in Drapers
Fox Williams’ response to COVID-19
Complaints raised against “overly sexualised” and “objectifying” advertisements by Missguided Ltd
Advertisement on Lookfantastic held to be misleading
Advertisement by Pretty Little Thing banned by the ASA on the basis that it overly-sexualised and objectified women
Complaint against “irresponsible” Missguided advertisement not upheld
Instagram post by Love Island star wearing Pretty Little Thing was not obviously identifiable as an advertisement
Stephen Sidkin article featured in Drapers investigation: Do Nike and Adidas hold too much power?
Instagram post by Katie Price was not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication
ASA reverses previous ruling in relation to post by Zoe de Pass t/a Dress Like A Mum (DLAM)
ASA rules that advertisement by Under Armour UK Ltd made “misleading” and “unsubstantiated” claims
ASA upholds complaint in relation to “misleading” blog post by TL Blog Ltd in association with Matalan Retail Ltd
Marketing email from Boohoo.com UK Ltd was found to be socially irresponsible
Advertisement by Missguided Ltd objectified women and was likely to cause serious offence
ASA Ruling made against Instagram post by Queen of Aesthetics
Brooks Brothers UK Ltd and fashion influencer Matthew Zorpas failed to make post obviously identifiable as a marketing communication
Online sales advertising tactic by BVG Group was found likely to be misleading
Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers: Louboutin wins trademark battle against VanHaren
Simon Bennett and Stephen Sidkin quoted in Drapers
Amazon listing by Olanstar Technology Co Ltd found to be likely to cause harm and offence
Boohoo commits “faux pas” in respect of faux fur claims
Complaint upheld against misleading faux fur product listing by Zacharia Jewellers
Ozsale Pty Ltd trading as MYSALE criticised for misleading “free delivery” claims
Channel Jumper Ltd makes misleading manufacturing claims on its website
Complaint that advertisement by Skechers USA Ltd objectified women not upheld by the ASA
UK Direct Shop Ltd makes misleading and unsubstantiated claim in respect of celebrity endorsement
Advertisement by Converse Inc. not held to be socially irresponsible
Advertisement by Converse Inc. did not encourage unsafe practices
Laura Ashley Ltd makes misleading price claims in emails to customers
TV advertisements by Nasty Gal Ltd breached the CAP Code as “socially irresponsible”
Complaints regarding “inappropriate” advertisement by I Saw It First Ltd not upheld by the ASA
Poster by LOTD Ltd advertising “festival looks” was not irresponsible, says ASA
Advertisement by Lightinthebox (UK) Ltd makes misleading and unsubstantiated price and delivery claims
Watches2U International Ltd makes misleading and unsubstantiated price claims
Stephen Sidkin writes in Footwear Today on Brexit: Find solutions to the potential chaos
Stephen Sidkin writes in Footwear Today – Agency termination: why it is important to know when it has happened
Instagram post by Zoe de Pass was clearly identifiable as an advertisement
Stephen Sidkin quoted in ES Magazine on how well the fashion industry is prepared for Brexit
Are you trade mark savvy?
Complaint upheld in respect of Instagram Story by Louise Thompson
Put on your red shoes and let’s trade mark them! Louboutin wins legal battle to protect iconic red soles
UK brands undeterred by new US etail tax – Partner Steve Sidkin quoted in Drapers
New partner and director promotions demonstrate core values of great client service and its people
Fox Williams acts in SuperGroup IPO
New Cookies Regulation
Fox Williams acts for Pandorra
Fox Williams LLP acts for the sellers on the sale of four Pandora jewellery concept stores
Dress codes in the workplace
Lululemon sues Under Armour – what the UK approach would be
Can fashion continue to win private equity confidence?
Stephen Sidkin and Sarah Redmond write for CWB online on Fashion, designs and Brexit
Rosie Burbidge writes for CWB online on Social media: how to stop misuse of your brand
Drapers’ People Moves section is a must-read for fashionistas
Why price fixing and information sharing matter
Luxury brands and third party platforms – new landmark judgment
Rosie Burbidge writes for INTAs Trademark Reporter The Blockchain is in Fashion
European Court victory for fashion designers in Karen Millen v Dunnes
Fox Williams Partner Mark Watson quoted in Drapers discussing employee disputes at Barbour
Superdry wins design rights infringement claim against Animal
Fox Williams Partner Steve Sidkin quoted in Drapers discussing M&S supplier winning copyright battle
Fox Williams Partner Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers discussing Superdry winning a copyright case against Animal
The music stops for Topshop
Fox Williams Partner Simon Bennett writes an article in Drapers – Talking Business: A new Dawn for Fashion Design
Someone to watch over me?
Industry expert becomes consultant to Fox Williams LLP’s Fashion Law Group
Stephen Sidkin writes in Footwear Today on the EU referendum – what it means for your business
Shareholder disputes: 10 recent practical lessons
Stephen Sidkin quoted in Equestrian Trade News – Upmarket brands win right to block third party retailing
Fashion Law partner Simon Bennett quoted in Drapers on Brexit IP rights and Fashion
Steve Sidkin comments on the legal position of Firetrap stockists in Drapers
Maximising the performance of your distributors
Fox Williams partner comments on Black White Denim’s possible legal fight over name in Drapers
Use agents: Save tax and make money
‘The fashion industry should give thought to it’s suppliers’
Fox Williams fashion law specialist quoted in Drapers: Suppliers made to pay for spring’s slow start
Amazon told to clean up its act following trade mark dispute with Lush
Internacionale: Can a pre-pack save your business?
Stretchline denied H&M profits in UK High Court claim
Britain on the Brink, Stephen Sidkin writes in Drapers
Fox Williams mentor wearable tech start-ups as part of the Top Pitch programme
Guess are at risk if they are found to have contravened the EU rules – Fashion Law Partner Steve Sidkin quoted in Drapers
Resting on its laurels? Fred Perry reaches settlement with Top Shop over use of logo
How to stop people from copying your designs
Congratulations to Fox Williams client SuperGroup
UK design rights are at risk
Preserving the value of licensed intellectual property
Interest on late payments
Fox Williams advises SuperGroup Plc on its acquisition of CNC Collections BVBA
Fox Williams client, Johnstons of Elgin, receives Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales
Michèle Huiban promoted to chief executive of Lanvin
Key Capital Partners provides development capital to premium street fashion labe
Can I buy or share my customer lists?
Karen Millen – loses internet domain name fight
How can I protect myself when purchasing a business?
What happens if an agent takes on a competing brand?
Laundry Athletics reaches agreement with Arcadia Group Brands over iconic jacket
Fox Williams recently advised Californian lingerie client, Dreamgirl International, following the collapse of its UK distributor
Fox Williams obtains settlement for Addict
What are the main types of business structure in the UK?
Primark settles over alleged Superdry copy
The online channel: round table with UKFT
How to negotiate a lease
Fox Williams client John Smedley receive the Royal Warrent of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen
Superdry wins presitigious Drapers Award
Are employment contracts necessary for all employees?
Employee Shareholder Status – is this the future for fashion firms?
Matt McCormack steps down from John Lewis
New Team of Talent for Fenwick Bond Street
How do you set up a company?
Ownership of contacts developed in employment
How do you improve employee performance?
Unpatriotic. Irreligious. How far do you go?
Ensuring that premises comply with the Equality Act 2010
Alternatives to court proceedings: mediation vs arbitration
How to set up a new outlet for a fashion business
What happens if an agent takes on a competing brand?
Stephen Sidkin comments on copyright infringement in the Mail on Sunday
Access Fox Williams Connect
France’s ban on super-skinny models provides food for thought
The fashionable world of price fixing
B Corporations and the fashion industry
What should you do if your brand has been hacked?
Fashion, greenwashing and ESG – are you sitting sustainably?
Retail tenants who mistake covid rent ‘breather’ for free occupation could pay the price
Non Fungible Token licensing – what are the commercial legal issues?
Pricing and the law – changes and no changes for 2022, what fashion brands need to know, and how they will be affected
Fashion law meets tech: NFTs, wearables and the metaverse
Greenwashing your clothes? What the fashion industry needs to know
Movers and takers: don’t let your secrets walk out the door with ex-employees
What is cause marketing and how can you get it right?
Can non-compete restrictions be effective?
Withdrawal of Covid-19 support measures – what next for fashion directors navigating the Covid storms?
Covid-19 has crunched my business – what are my options?
Shareholder disputes: consensual and non-consensual ways to break the deadlock – Part 2
Fabricate a design process and infringe unregistered designs
Shareholder disputes: A way forward for Ralph & Russo?
Joint marketing – what are the data protection issues?
Quiz Clothing and Victoria Beckham: If a company’s debt covenants are breached, what are the remedies?
The EU / UK Trade Agreement: Two myths busted – Rules of Origin
The EU / UK Trade Agreement: Three myths busted – exporting and importing
The free trade deal with the EU is the equivalent of arthritis – you can still do most of what you did before, but it just takes a bit longer and is more painful!
Workplace rip-offs: protecting against the rise in theft and misuse of confidential information during the Covid crisis
Suppliers supply, but should they continue to do so? Stephen Sidkin’s comment published in Drapers
Selling in China
H&M hit with €35.3 million fine for GDPR violations
Modern Slavery Act compliance checklist – a starting point for all involved in the business of fashion
Financial regulation to affect the fashion industry soon?
Fashion and the end of the Brexit transition period – points to consider as we approach 31 December 2020
Exercising a right to renew a contract
Record breaking summer sales for fashion retailers – but what are the wider implications?
10 practical steps to re-opening retail safely
Why Boohoo.com may end up crying – and how you can avoid being caught out
What was in store when Coty alleged Amazon stocked infringing Davidoff perfume bottles?
Your banking and debt finance arrangements and Covid-19: key points for borrowers
Lockdown advice for UK employers
Immigration problems affecting employees – the most common questions being asked by employers
Trade marks at the World Cup: Jesse Lingard runs, shoots and scores – but could he still pick up a red card?
Covid-19: the top three questions fashion employers are being asked
Covid-19 is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for legal contracts
Covid-19 – what might it mean for commercial landlords and tenants?
Burberry’s retail problem
Pricing and the online channel
Fashion designers now have more protection against copying
Liverpool FC and New Balance in the High Court over a different type of match (clause)
Cookies – what do online fashion retailers have to do to comply?
Experiential retailing – issues for landlords and fashion brands
Black Friday – our six top tips for brands to avoid problems
David beats Goliath – The Bentley Clothing Legal Battle
Fashion retail: the landscape is changing for landlords and tenants
Protecting your brand: are restrictive covenants fashionable again?
Off the record, without prejudice and pre-termination negotiations
Buy now, pay later – the financial services issue for fashion
Trade mark problems for leading sports brands
Digital concessions – how brands can take back control
Top tips for moves – the poacher’s perspective
EU Commission vs Nike – FT Score: Nike fined EUR 12.5 million
Fashion: Is there a need for change?
Brexit: What does a no-deal scenario mean for your EU registered trade marks and designs?
Faux or not faux? That is increasingly the question
When can you not say you agree?
#forcedhugging: Are you prepared to respond to allegations of harassment?
Reverse #MeToo – trending soon in fashion?
Fashion influencers: The legal side
Deal or No Deal? UK proposes new law to protect fashion designs post Brexit
Brexit and your business contracts
The Love Island effect
Concession agreements: how to fight the good fight
Roger Federer and trade marks: what’s happening at Wimbledon?
CVAs: The way to combat ‘zombie’ high streets?
Under threat of insolvency? Who ya gonna call?
Nothing beats a LDNR… except a trade mark: Nike slapped with interim injunction over its latest campaign
Share sale or asset sale? How to structure the sale of your brand
Eight weeks to go until the GDPR comes into force – are you ready? And if not what should you be doing?
EU Withdrawal Treaty – IP provisions
Adidas successfully blocks two stripe EU trade mark
What’s in a red sole? Can the colour red be protected for a red soled shoe?
Eurozone exposure – What businesses should be doing
Abercrombie & Fitch on Savile Row give three piece a chance
It never rains but it pours
Trunki Case Lifts the Lid on Registered Design Protection
Giving retailing a bad name
Cool heads and steady hands required
Diamonds can be forever, and so can domain names as De Beers defeats domain name piracy
Concessions – attracting new customers can be a risky business at a time of Brexit uncertainty
A guide to Brexit for the UK fashion industry
Doesn’t suit you, Sir!
Force Majeure Clauses – A Means of Protection?
Russian action shows need for an exit strategy
Looking for the best of all worlds can leave you in a worse position
Managing the performance of your distributor
Ukraine and Russia the commercial impact of conflict
Sending employees – abroad an employer’s duty of care
New Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 – is your website compliant?
The CEO’s wandering hands
Could franchising work for you?
Protecting key executives
The Secret is out and PINK is in
EU consumer regulations rewrite the small print for British etailers
The importance of logistics – How online can go offline so easily
Apple – One to watch?
Summary of consumer rights regulations
The way the cookies crumble
Break Clauses: Tenants beware
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Per Una or not for one supplier
Vans, Inc. v OHIM – waving goodbye to registration
Why EU trade marks are no longer black and white
Conquering the .world
Five things to be learnt from Superdry’s design rights infringement win against Animal
A swift application could show you incredible things
When is your name not your name?
Fashion industry subject to competition law investigation
Raiders of the lost ARC
Time to check out for Louis Vuitton?
What is the difference between Tom Ford and Miu Miu?
A&F in the wars again
Licensing up your brand
Delays in delivery – Check the force majeure clause!
Changes needed in selective distribution agreements
Handbags at dawn: YSL wins EU court battle
Original pricing: how fashion businesses can lack originality
What’s in a name
There’s no accounting for profit, Jack Wills v House of Fraser
Raising finance – crowdfunding for the wearable tech industry
Are you geo-blocking your customers?
Brexiting: the future of fashion, or a fashionable Brexit?
UK approves blocking injunctions against ISPs to stop counterfeit TM goods
A rates revaluation fashion retailers could do without
View from Fifth Avenue: Checkpoint on the world’s most expensive retail street
View from Regent Street
Social media: how to protect your brand
Social Media: How to stop misuse of your brand
GDPR: what should HR be doing and how can we help?
Buying insolvent businesses: the key employment issues
The issues of insolvency for fashion businesses and the duties of directors
Registered design rights – straightforward and cost effective
Fashion Continues to Attract Private Equity Investors
Shop ’til you Pop!
Interns: Risk, Opportunity and Rewards
The Success to Building a Market and Retaining Control Over a Brand
Private equity investors
What steps should a franchisor be taking when dealing with an insolvent franchisee?
When a copyright licence is not enough: Rihanna wins High Court victory over Topshop
Trade shows: letting copies through an open door?
IP protection in China: A promising progress is in action
Bigger isn’t always better for business! Employment costs rise with new pay laws
And Make it Snappy
Investing in fashion brands
Monthly rent payments – persuading the landlord
10 top tips when choosing a new fashion brand name and obtaining trade mark protection
Gender Pay Reporting – the Final Regulations
When ASOS went shopping for an executive director it found its purchase didn’t have the right fit
Plugging the holes in bad contracts
Rugby – it’s not just a game but a style! Polo/Lauren succesfully defend trade mark
Employee Shareholder Status – is this the future for start up fashion firms?
Employment Law changes and the General Election and dieting across the Channel?
Location, location, location and why torpedoes can work
Registration of design rights. Considerations when building an intellectual property portfolio
Does YSL need to fatten up?
Exiting the celebrity endorsement
Investing in success
Satchels v Zatchels: how not to have a relationship with your manufacturer
How do you value agent compensation?
The dangers of celebrity collaborations for fashion brands
Agents and distributors: the issues of confidential commercial information and personal data
Summer of celebration?
Service Charge – The turning point for retail tenants?
With or without you? Options for brands and designers seeking to benefit from celebrity exposure
Fashion businesses and the appetite for public investment. To float or not to float?
The Height of Confusion: Christian Louboutin v YSL Trademark Infringement
We must be careful to define what ‘Made in Britain’ means
Boxing Day and Beyond: Bring on the Sales
Concessions and TUPE?
Why fashion companies register their trade marks
Investing in fashion brands – Value implications
Discrimination does not help a brand’s image
Exiting a franchise agreement
A concession agreement for you
Unjustified Threats-Best Buy and Others v Worldwide Sales Corporation Espana SC
How not to run a competition
Health & safety: an issue for retailers
Crocs Away! Community Registered Design Protection – A stark warning not to delay
Google wins Adwords case
Royalties: will they increase the customs value of your imported goods?
Copyright registration: the key to brand protection in China
Slogans in fashion – how to avoid the “I’m sorry I infringed your rights” t-shirt
What are the pitfalls of terms and conditions?
Managing departures to minimise financial and reputational damage
The Middleton Effect; Because you’re worth it
I’m a director – get me out of here?
Why exiting franchise agreements is now that bit more difficult for franchisors
The Battle of the Birds
Capital injections can float your boat
Shopping to be Easy like A Sunday Morning (and Afternoon and Evening)
Interns and work experience
Fox Williams acts on Super IPO
Country of origin labelling
Link-ups not stitch ups
Global Mobility in tough times: Some issues for the UK Sector
Rihanna v Topshop – When celebrities clash with the high street
Why have an international trade mark strategy?
Being “cool and good-looking” in the Employment Tribunal – avoiding discriminatory job advertising
Raising finance – Crowdfunding for the fashion industry
Internet developments in the fashion world
What’s the Difference Between Prada and Jack Wills?
Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after being held to be misleading
Tesco – How to fall out of Fashion with the Stock-Market
Immediate termination: How loose threads can unravel
Latest trade mark case extends protection given to brand owners
Restricting the online channel – the problems for brands
Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust – a helping hand for families working in the UK fashion and textile industry.
Registering trade marks – what’s in a name?
Exploits in fashion: collective muscle
A singular problem with EU trade marks
Victory for Vivienne Westwood in the Courts
Battle of the bikinis – Unregistered rights in action
Developments in U.S. Fashion Law: Louboutin and the Design Protection Act of 2012
Distribution Agreements in Brazil
Preparing a fashion business for sale
Modern Slavery Act 2015 – What does it mean for Fashion?
Equal pay challenge – Impact on the fashion sector
Employment status in the fashion industry
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helping British fashion companies in the French market
Wheels come off for cycle wear brand after taking on Asos
Could you face an overseas tax bill?
Put your red (soled) shoes on… recent developments in France
Like London buses… you wait for ages and then three turn up