EDITION #4 | APRIL 2022

Retail update

Welcome to the Pannone Corporate retail law update, designed to bring you the latest news and legal developments relevant to the retail sector. If there are any areas you would like more information on or if you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to let us know via our feedback form or get in touch with any member of our team.

01 Latest articles

The challenge for retailers of unvaccinated staff

Absent staff has caused real issues for many retailers who operate with tight staffing provisions. This article looks at steps retailers can take to manage the significant increase of unvaccinated staff absences.

Copycat central – the recent plethora of supermarket copycat cases

Following the legal action taken by M&S against Aldi over its Colin the Caterpillar cake, the last 12 months have seen a plethora of copycat product cases being issued at court involving these and other supermarkets. We look at the detail of these new cases here.

NFTs in the retail sphere – how best to protect your intellectual property

Brands can enhance customer experiences and loyalty by taking assets they already own and sharing them in a new way through NFTs. There are clear benefits to revenue streams and consumer engagement, but brands must be careful to protect their intellectual property rights in these projects.

21 April 2022


HR Club

Brought to you by the employment team at Pannone Corporate, this group will provide access to legal expertise, leading-edge thinking, horizon scanning and a peer network to support ambitious HR professionals and managers to navigate the ever-changing workplace in monthly webinars.

12 May 2022


HR Forum

Our regular update for employers and HR professionals.

Location: Innside, Manchester

03 News flash

Pannone Corporate advises Maven on a £4.25m investment into eco friendly baby products business Pura, as retailers’ market sentiment shifts to plastic free baby wipes

Mypura (Pura) launched in 2020, and headed by Guy Fennell, has experienced rapid growth. It is on a mission to “democratise eco” with its multi-accredited, affordable, 100% plastic-free baby wipes and eco-friendly nappies. The business was set up to sell direct to consumers, but the funding will help it expand into B2B sales, specifically targeting the supermarket sector, including the US.

04 Key contacts

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Amy Chandler

Partner, Commercial Services

T: +44 (0) 161 393 9071 M: +44 (0) 7920 237674

amy.chandler @pannonecorporate.com

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Melanie McGuirk

Partner, Dispute Resolution

T: +44 (0) 161 393 9040 M: +44 (0) 7790 882567

melanie.mcguirk @pannonecorporate.com

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Paul Jonson

Senior Partner

T: +44 (0) 161 393 9035 M: +44 (0) 7737 571147

paul.jonson @pannonecorporate.com

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Our quarterly retail update is designed to bring you the latest news and legal developments relevant to the retail sector. If there are any areas you would like more information on or if you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to let us know via our feedback form or get in touch with any member of our team.

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