Louboutin’s “red sole trade mark” at risk of being invalid French shoe maker Louboutin’s well-known red sole, which has been registered as an EU trade mark not without difficulty, is now at risk of being found invalid as the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice gave an additional opinion on 6th February 2018…
In any company, the Articles of Association are critical – they bind the members and govern the way in which the company is run.
Who appoints and dismisses the directors? Are any issues reserved for unanimous or qualified majority decision? Are minority interests protected? Are there suitable restrictions on the transfer of shares outside the family or other chosen group? Such questions must be regulated in the Articles because they will govern the legal position in the event of a dispute.
A Shareholders’ Agreement sets out the private agreements of the shareholders: it is a private document – unlike the Articles, which are a public document filed at Companies House.
Hunters’ corporate team regularly advises on:-
- setting up and structuring companies
- company secretarial and administration issues
- drafting and amending Articles to suit shareholder structures and wishes
- shareholders’ agreements
- Directors’ duties and corporate governance