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19 December 2016
Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lisa...
19 September 2016
The European Commission has released its long-anticipated preliminary report as part of the inquiry into e-commerce launched in May 2015. The report will be of interest to any businesses involved in e-commerce, and particularly those involved in online retail and distribution of digital content. This note focuses on the implications for those involved in the manufacture, distribution and retail of consumer goods.
01 September 2016
Economic times are still pretty tough and likely to get tougher for small businesses up and down the country.
Press10 August 2016
The referendum vote on 23 June in favour of the UK leaving the EU has created a great deal of uncertainty for UK and international hospitality businesses. While an actual ‘Brexit’ is unlikely to be finalised before 2018, there could be major implications for the industry, in both the long-term and short-term.
Press21 June 2016
Olivia Savage has written an article for Essential Retail which assesses the data security threat to the retail industry.
Press16 June 2016
We have written an article for Intellectual Property Magazine which discusses the recent High Court ruling on plain tobacco packaging.
18 May 2016
David Deakin has written an article for Essential Retail discussing the legal implications the Internet of Things is having on the retail industry.
21 March 2016
Today, 21 March 2016, HHJ Pelling handed down his judgment in relation to the account of profits element of the long-running dispute between Jack Wills and House of Fraser over the use of a logo consisting of a pigeon with a top-hat and bow-tie on some of its own-brand “Linea” products. The logo was found by Mr Justice Arnold to infringe Jack Wills’ rights in its “Mr. Wills” pheasant with a top-hat and a cane.
Press08 March 2016
James Sweeting has been quoted in an article by The Times which discusses a change in copyright law which will eventually provide stronger legal protection for the rights-holders of popular, older designs and could signal an end to replica designer homeware. There is speculation that the implementation of this new law could be accelerated.
Lewis Silkin advises France-based Raja Group on acquisition of Morplan, mail order distributor to UK’s retail and fashion industry
Deal19 March 2015
Lewis Silkin has advised France-based Raja Group, the leading European industrial packaging distributor, on its acquisition of Morplan, the number one B2B mail order distributor to UK’s retail and fashion industry.
Press11 October 2012
Partner Andrew Osborne discusses a new visa initiative which aims to attract more wealthy visitors to the UK.