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Approaching 100 days till Brexit: What are businesses worried about?

Approaching 100 days till Brexit: What are businesses worried about?

By and | 06 Dec 2018

With little more than a hundred days to go until the UK leaves the EU and with the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit closer than it ever has been, Fieldfisher spoke to business clients about their chief concerns and hopes for the future.

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Frank Industries v. Nike: IPEC takes modern approach to assessment of consumer perception

By | 22 Nov 2018

This article looks at the decision in Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV ([2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch)) concerning a dispute over the claimant's LNDR trade marks for clothing.

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Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?

Dirty laundry: Do British businesses risk being tarnished by new EU anti-money laundering rules post-Brexit?

By and | 05 Oct 2018

Fieldfisher corporate crime partner Francesca Titus and corporate crime associate Elliott Kenton discuss how moves to tighten up EU AML legislation could side-line UK companies.

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How well do you know your franchise agreement?

How well do you know your franchise agreement?

By | 25 Jul 2018

This article was first published by Global Franchise Magazine in June 2018. It speaks to a UK audience of businesses and individuals who are new to franchising and provides guidance on key issues to cover in the franchise agreement.

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Joint Venture Franchises: The Whys and Wherefores

Joint Venture Franchises: The Whys and Wherefores

By and | 25 Jul 2018

Franchising provides a flexible model for growth or re-engineering, with a variety of structures to meet different needs. Of all the structures the joint venture franchise is the least understood and most likely to cause difficulties, if not structured correctly.

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Clucking Mad – what can franchise businesses learn from KFC's supply chain issues?

By and | 12 Mar 2018

The recent and much reported closure of approximately 600 KFC restaurants in the UK confirmed the country's fondness for fried chicken and also highlighted the importance of careful supply chain management. In this article, we look at the lessons that can be learned and applied to managing risks and liabilities in a franchised supply chain.

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Lessons learnt – a review of 5 English law cases from 2017 and what franchise and distribution businesses can learn from them

Lessons learnt – a review of 5 English law cases from 2017 and what franchise and distribution businesses can learn from them

By | 25 Jan 2018

Despite being a relatively quiet year for franchise disputes, here are five cases which involved franchise relationships and some lessons which can be learnt from each.

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Coty case: some restrictions on internet selling are allowed

Coty case: some restrictions on internet selling are allowed

By | 06 Dec 2017

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled in Coty v Parfümerie Akzente (C-230/16) that suppliers of luxury goods can restrict authorised distributors in their selective distribution system for luxury goods from selling those goods through unauthorised third party online platforms such as Amazon and eBay

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Top 10 legal pitfalls in franchising (and how to avoid them)

Top 10 legal pitfalls in franchising (and how to avoid them)

By | 20 Nov 2017

The top 10 common legal pitfalls in franchising and how to avoid them.

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