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Christian Louboutin has been embroiled in a bitter Court battle against Van Haren to protect his signature scarlet sole since 2012, when the Dutch shoe retailer, Van Haren, launched high-heeled shoes with red soles as part of their Fifth Avenue by Halle Berry line. Louboutin claimed that this was an infringement of his trademarks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.  The Dutch Court in The Hague agreed and granted a temporary injunction against Van Haren.  In 2014 an appeal against this...

With Glenville Walker Consulting having recently launched its Banking Review Service, provided by Alistair Howard and Simon Robb, these regular articles/posts are designed to keep you abreast of the latest news in the Banking Sector, and provide some thoughtful pointers as to why you might want to periodically review your banking arrangements. Carillion – How Viable is the £100m Support Package? So, on Friday 2nd Feb 2018, the Official Receiver announced that some 377 Carillion staff were losing their jobs. Tragic for...

For any business with significant Debtors, previous experience of Bad Debts, current exposure to Carillion, Factoring or Invoice Discounting facilities or any practical experience of challenging cash flow, Credit Insurance can be a lifesaver! To the uninitiated, Credit Insurance provides insurance cover for a company Debtor Ledger on a case by case basis. Effectively each counterpart is insured (up to an agreed maximum), and cover is generally at 85-90% of the debt. Then, if the debtor can't or won't pay, the...

It will have been almost impossible to have missed the news that Carillion is in Liquidation. No step through Administration - just a straight break up and sale of the assets! This, in itself is quite unusual (although we are a little more used to the failure of plc's these days - sadly). It also has massive implications for any Sub-Contractor or Supply Chain business with uninsured debts. Clearly any business which has factored or discounted an uninsured Carillion invoice, or is...

Glenville Walker and Partners is pleased to announce that it has added a Banking Review specialism to its Consultancy offering, under their Glenville Walker Consulting brand. With over 50 years of practical banking experience, at all levels of business, the primary focus of the team is to provide a “Health Check” capability for ongoing banking relationships, expert guidance for businesses where the relationship has broken down and there is a fundamental problem, or compensation is being sought for historic miss-selling activity. The...

It’s a game of two lions that’s causing great controversy amongst spectators. Following the unveiling of UKIP’s new lion head logo, which includes a stylised lions head as does the Premier League logo, speculation is mounting as to what steps, if any, the Premier League will take, but what exactly are their options? As the Premier League have owned their registered trademark which includes the lion’s head and the words ‘Premier League’ since 2016, they have various rights under the Trade...