Formerly Purdey & Sloane….
You may or may not have heard the news from our social media profiles but despite us holding the UK Trademark for Purdey & Sloane for cosmetics, we have been embroiled in a legal issue with James Purdey & Sons (Gunmakers), who were claiming that our trademark was invalid and were trying to enforce us to cease and desist immediately.
On seeking professional advice, the trademark has protected us to a point and whilst we do have a case, we neither have the funds to fight our case, nor do I believe this is the best use of our time and energy. I have therefore agreed to change our name slightly over the coming weeks.
Our new name is Barker & Sloane and the re-brand will happen quickly and efficiently without disruption to trade or business however all our products are currently still branded with the old name. The products that you have received still bear the old name.
Nothing changes about our ethos, our brand look, our products – just the removal of the word “Purdey” and replacing it with “Barker” which will happen over the coming weeks.
It goes without saying that we are not, nor will we ever be associated with James Purdey & Sons Ltd.
I truly thank you all for supporting a small independent business. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
PS – check out the video broadcast of our announcement on our Facebook page