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Thanks Aj I'm not sure I understand ,
How I would the appointment of distributors to certain territories work, would this mean hiring them as employees or rather would they be independent individuals / Sole trader consultants and if so how would this differ from them being agents out side of them being responsible for the retail laws.
Also with regards XXXXX XXXXX distribution recommendation would they be able to set up under The Barbados Shop brand if so how would they do this as if they are sole proprietor distributors then they won't be able to trade under the same name The Barbados Shop in various territories.
Also would it be illegal to charge someone interested in being a distributors a one time registration/ set up fee or would this be looking more like a franchise again?
Thank you for your reply,
By separate legal entity would this mean that the Distributor would need to be a limited company, in order for the branding name for example, setting up at physical locations for sale to be used repetitively.
Or if the distributors simply register as a sole trader with their own names in the UK, would they then be able to use the brand name while trading without breaking the law.
The reason I'm being repetitive is because i read on one of the government sites that sole traders would have to use a unique name when registering and not one that is in use already.
Further since the company would be appointing directors, the company would be left with the brand logo / name trade marks. Would it then need to set up or adjusted as a holding company to reflect this in the UK.
Would it make sense if the brand name and logo will be used in other countries for the company to be set up outside of the UK holding this intellectual property. Or would the company still need to be a UK company holding these trade marks for them to be prohibited from being misused in the UK by un authorised persons or businesses
ok thank you , will look forward to your response
Thank you AJ, I just want to make absolute clear about distribution at physical locations.
So if they set up at a markets and the stalls sign read "The AtoZ shop" would that be considered being claimed to be trading as part of the company.
or would that sign need to read "AtoZ shop" distributors.
Also, would you happen to know a reasonable fee( affordable) Attorney that would be able to assist in drawing up such a contract for us?
What if the brand logo isn't registerable , owing to it describing geographically where the goods are originating is there any other form of protection than can be sought for the purpose of it being used under license?
Thank you Aj,