Retail Insights - October Newsletter 2014

The latest legal news and insights from DWF for the retail sector

October 2014

Articles this month include:

  • Elliot Report - a summary
  • Employment law changes - Autumn 2014
  • How to handle a product recall
  • DWF's experts contribute to EU food advertising book
  • Apple CAN trademark its retail store - what does this mean for retail businesses?
  • How to save money and make your lease work for you
  • Develop you managers and improve your business
  • The do's and don'ts of intellectual property protection in the fashion industry
  • The benefits of understanding the HSE's approach
  • Limiting liability part 1: How long is a piece of string?

Read the October issue of Retail Insights ›

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.


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