Luxury car company Bentley Motors has started to extend its brand into new product areas – but it has come across a pretty big hurdle from the onset.
Contractual relationships are everywhere, in business and our personal lives, and so the question arises, do people always read what they sign? The honest answer for many will be no – so do T&Cs matter?
Some £20m will be paid to cycle wear manufacturer Assos of Switzerland and German menswear retailer Anson’s Herrenhaus to settle ongoing disputes about alleged Asos trademark infringements.
The number of trademark oppositions has jumped significantly in recent years according to information released by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO), in many cases by as much as 15-17 per cent each year. As such, bosses need to learn how to protect their brands.
As a business owner, there is one hard truth you need to acknowledge: Disputes in the workplace are inevitable. There will be clashing opinions, competitive tensions, compensation problems and performance issues – all of which represent headaches, inefficiency and financial loss for your business.
With court fees increasing in April by as much as a staggering 600 per cent, it will now be even more expensive for businesses to settle a dispute in court. Yet Louis Young, managing director of Augusta Ventures, says that businesses can still get justice without breaking the bank.
Disputes are an unpleasant part of business. To avoid the worst, here is some advice.
There's been one often overlooked consequence of the economic crisis: an increase in the number of deals where earn-out agreements are used. This is essential because an earn-out bridges the gap between what the acquirer is prepared to pay and the seller expects to receive.