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Is there copyright in cosmetics?

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Copycat products are relatively common. Supermarkets’ own products often seem to be designed to be mistaken for popular brands; what, if anything, can the owners of the ‘original’ intellectual property, do about it? A recent case looked into copyright in a product that changes appearance with use – a makeup powder.

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The future of the high street

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For decades the high street has been at the heart of our way of life. But in recent years it has been struggling as shopping habits change. Government recognises the importance of our high streets and that is why it has introduced the £1bn Future High Streets Fund.

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The future of the high street

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Contributing authors: Malcolm Gregory

Is the high street doomed to exist in the shadow of ecommerce? Or can it find a new and exciting niche? Watch our video with Kate Hardcastle, retail expert, as she asks if a 1 Billion pound government initiative can help turn the tide.

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Business Rates and the High Street – is it time to level the playing field?

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As the UK high streets continue to decline for the fifth consecutive quarter, UK retailers demanded that the Government takes steps to help the sector and ensure a level playing field with online rivals.

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Made in Britain: sustainable fashion for concerned consumers

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As a society of shoppers we are becoming more concerned of the implications our shopping habits have on the environment than we’ve ever been. And it’s a good thing too, as we now know that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluting industry in the world.

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Pop-up retail: the how-to guide to the high street trend

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Contributing authors: Tim Gofton

Stories about pop-up stores seem to… well, pop up nearly every day now. And no wonder: in the modern highly instagrammable world, pop-ups might just be perfectly positioned where ‘click’ meets ‘brick’ and therefore set to revive UK high streets.

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Assessing the impact of new anti-fraud rules for online retailers

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New EU anti-fraud rules, which will come into force from September, will require most online payments of more than £27 – or €30 – to go through an extra level of verification such as entering a code received a text message.

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Why does the beauty industry boom as the high street suffers? – Retail Sector lead speaks to the BBC

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Bharat Nahar on BBC news

Our Retail sector lead and high street expert Bharat Nahar has been sharing his thoughts on the current boom in the beauty industry with BBC Radio London.

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UK retailers reveal the biggest threats and opportunities for their future

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We have recently conducted the survey of 50 retail business decision-makers where we asked them about the biggest challenges they face, the relationship between online and bricks and mortar retail and the factors that may give brands the edge in the next five years.

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Retail and the environment: is the future unpacked?

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Environmental reputation is perhaps not yet the factor that can make or break your brand, but it’s playing an increasingly important role.

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UK retailers reveal the biggest threats to their future – is it time for an internet tax?

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retailers discuss the future of retail in the UK

Business rates in many high street stores now exceed the rents retail occupiers pay and have become the single biggest challenge facing the high street, according to a survey of some of the UK’s largest and highest profile retail brands including John Lewis, Starbucks, Smyths Toys, Monsoon Accessorize, and Scribbler. 

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The Retail Quiz photo gallery

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This year our annual Retail Quiz made a reappearance in May. A number of different retailers joined us in London, along with our special guest Quiz Master Kate Hardcastle, to battle it out for the trophy. See our gallery of photos from the evening here.

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