Toolkit - Legal Corner



How to Ensure Your Business is Cyber-Secure

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As a fashion business owner, there are more than just deals and a workspace to secure at the end of your working day. You also need to make sure that you are cyber-secure, Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans shares his advice on how to do so.

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Crowdfunding from a Legal Perspective

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If you are considering crowdfunding to launch your fashion product, there are a number of legal issues that should be considered before trying to raise money through a crowdfunding platform. Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans shares his advice to keep you ahead of the game (most of the points are relevant to Equity Crowdfunding).

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Legally Preparing for Investment

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Many fashion start-ups seek out investors in order to grow their businesses, but there is a lot that you need to know about investment. Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans has the key information that you need to know.

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Top Tips for Vloggers

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If you vlog for your fashion business, Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans explains what you need to consider.

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The Law and Employment Contracts

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Being a fashion start-up business owner means that you need to wear a lot of hats, and one of the most challenging to make fit, is the legal hat. So this week, Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans explains what issues need to be addressed regarding employment contracts.

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Anti-Competitive Arrangements Explained – Part 2

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In his last article, Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans explained what anti-competitive arrangements mean for you. This week he explains vertical agreements and how fashion businesses can be affected by them.

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Anti-Competitive Arrangements Explained – Part 1

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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority announced that it had opened an investigation into suspected ‘anti-competitive arrangements’ in the UK clothing, footwear and fashion sectors. Tahir Basheer, an Industry member specialising in fashion and media law for leading London-based law firm Sheridans, explains what that means for you.

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Brand Policing & IP Right Infringement

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Tahir Basheer of law firm Sheridans uses an example of a trademark infringement case to explain why brand owners should have a brand enforcement strategy in place.

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Becoming a Franchisee of a Fashion Business

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In his previous article How to Franchise from a Legal Perspective, Tahir Basheer discussed franchising, specifically from the franchisor’s perspective – i.e. the brand owner. But what about guidelines for the franchisee?

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How to Franchise from a Legal Perspective

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A franchise is a major decision for a business to make, here Tahir Basheer outlines the main advantages and disadvantages of a franchise business model from the perspective of the brand owner (i.e the franchisor).

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Fashion Brands Need to License Care Labels

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Tahir Basheer explains the additional importance of care labels to fashion brands.

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Ten minutes with… Legal Expert Annabelle Gauberti

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Legal advice is the one thing that every fashion brand needs but not everyone can afford or makes time for – particularly for young designers and fashion start-up brands. Utelier aims to make sure that fashion professionals are as informed as possible.

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What to Consider When Hiring an Ad Agency

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Tahir Basheer from law firm, Sheridans, offers his advice on considerations to be made before working with an advertising agency.

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Regulations Relating to the Use of Fashion Agents

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Tahir Basheer – an Industry member specialising in fashion and media law for leading London-based law firm, Sheridans – offers expert legal advice on using agents to sell your products for you.

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Build A Fashion Website – The Legal Steps, Part 2

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Following on from last week’s Building A Website – The Legal Steps, Part 1, where Tahir Basheer offered advice on finding a domain name, your website content and data, this week he concludes the two part-series.

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Building A Website – The Legal Steps, Part 1

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If you’re setting up a brand to sell online for the first time, or expanding your website to target different customers, there are a number of legal issues you need to consider. In part one, Tahir Basheer – an Industry member specialising in fashion and media law for leading London-based law firm, Sheridans – looks at some of the key issues, including selecting your website, avoiding liability for its content, monitoring your visitors, using social media, monetising and mobilising.

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Legal Tips for Fashion Collaborations

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Collaborations between fashion designers, high street and chain retailers have become increasingly popular in recent years. For designers the advantages of collaborating with a high street chain include financial benefits, and being able to reach out to a new customer demographic through a larger market.

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Trademarks and Your Brand

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Brand logos will be gracing the silhouettes of bloggers and many other FROW members this weekend at the London Fashion Week shows – and lusted after by many other fashionistas in attendance.

There is a lot more to branding than simply a product being recognisable to others, as Tahir Basheer – an Industry member specialising in fashion and media law for leading London-based law firm, Sheridans – explains.

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How to Run a Fashion Competition: by Law

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With the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund competition underway – the winner of £200,000 and a year-long mentoring program will be revealed on Tuesday 24 March 2015 – Utelier was inspired to seek advice for fashion professionals who want to run a competition.

Tahir Basheer – an Industry member specialising in fashion and media law for leading London-based law firm, Sheridans – offers top tips and advice.

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Counterfeiting and the Fashion Industry

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Counterfeiting is the specific term in intellectual property, referring to any infringement or unauthorised use of an intellectual property asset owned by a third party.

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10 Tips on Protecting Your Brand

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With the help of our expert from Sheridans Media lawyers we bring you the top 10 tips of how to protect your brand.

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Top 10 Employment Law Myth Busters

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In fashion we are often surrounded by myths and hear-say information. We spoke to lawyers from Sheridans Employment Group to demistify some of these myths and more…

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