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When Cullinan and Buck Architects Limited added a new partner, Clive Sall, it knew that it would be changing its acronym from CABAL to SCABAL. Founder Dominic Cullinan was philosophical, saying: 'You have to reflect the names of the partners', but what he was not prepared for was being threatened with legal action. Belgium-based international tailoring company Scabal evidently feels there is some risk of confusion, and wants Cullinan to drop the new name. Shades of the Apple/ Apple controversy? Perhaps the Belgians should think positively, and offer to outfit the practice with some new threads.

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