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How to Ensure Your Business is Cyber-Secure

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

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

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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The Law and the Employment Contract

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

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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5 Top Tips on Protecting Your Intellectual Property

ACID, the organisation concerned with helping designers and manufacturers to protect their intellectual property, explain what to do to prevent someone ripping off your design and more.

Anti-Competitive Arrangements Explained – Part 1

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 Rights Infringement

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

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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Franchising

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

Tahir Basheer explains the additional importance of care labels to fashion brands.
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Interview with Legal Expert Annabelle Gauberti

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

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

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.

Build A Fashion Website – The Legal Steps, Part 2

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

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.

How to choose a legal structure for your business

Making the decision to start your own business is the first of MANY that you will have to make during its lifetime. The decisions that you make in the early stages are of the utmost importance, so take time and professional advice where necessary and make the right choices.

Legal Tips for Fashion Collaboration

Let's find out what kind of legal issues follow any or all fashion collaboration.
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A Guide to Good Investing for Self-Employed Professionals

As the end of the tax year approaches on 5 April 2015, Fashion Insiders spoke to Emma Thyer, from savings and investment service Nutmeg, for guidance on how self-employed people can save money and get a return on their investments.
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The Registered Trademark and Your Brand

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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Counterfeiting and the Fashion Industry

For a long time, counterfeiting had been considered a necessary evil, especially in the luxury and fashion spheres, but its exponential surge has become such a threat that various business stakeholders are now reacting faster and meaner to contain this epidemic.
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10 Top Tips – How to Protect Your Brand

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 Myths

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...

What happens during an intellectual property battle?

There are so many things that you prepare yourself for when launching your fashion business, but no matter how 'ready' you are, receiving a letter that could threaten your business, and an intellectual property (IP) battle with a big brand would shock anyone. So what happens when a fashion start-up is told that the unique name created for their brand, is an infringement on a big brand's trademark? It happened to Michaela Anderson last year, and she shared her journey with us to inform others.
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ACID: Anti Copying In Design

Anti Copying In Design (ACID) is a trade organisation set up by designers for designers & manufacturers, to help them protect their intellectual property.
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