Brands

Growing brands through every stage of a product’s lifecycle.

Our clients include some of the world's leading multinationals with brand portfolios that extend into food and drink, personal care, household goods, consumer electronics and fashion.

We advise on every stage of a product's lifecycle, from research and development, brand and design protection and regulatory compliance through to licensing, marketing and dispute resolution. We also routinely advise FMCG clients on corporate transactions, real estate and tax issues.

Food & drink

Food & drink

Our specialist understanding of the needs of companies bringing food and drink products to the market has enabled us to build long-established relationships with a number of leading players in the market.

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Cosmetics & personal care

Cosmetics & personal care

We advise leading national and multinational companies in cosmetics and personal care, always taking account of a retail landscape that is continually being shaped by issues such as ongoing technological innovation, environmental considerations, globalisation, regulatory considerations and effective brand management.

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Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics

In this dynamic and innovation-led market, our ability to understand the technology in question can be a significant advantage, as is our familiarity with distribution channels and networks, the regulatory framework and advertising and branding issues.

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Design & fashion

Design & fashion

We regularly advise leading high street fashion retailers and designers on how they can best protect, manage and exploit their brands, designs, trade marks and copyrights.

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What others say

“They are proactively collaborative and clear communicators.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“There is pragmatism to the advice you get from Bristows and an efficiency to the way they work; they are great problem solvers.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They know how judges are likely to react, are good at negotiating and know the industry well.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“Built on relationships and expertise gained over decades working at the cutting edge of brands and technology, the team excels where others falter.”

Legal 500 2022

“The team is well versed in advising on high-stakes complex matters, often involving global trade mark portfolios and a high number of opposition and cancellation proceedings.”

Legal 500 2022

“The key strengths of the team are the individuals that comprise it.”

Legal 500 2022

“They are a superb and highly talented intellectual property team: highly knowledgeable, innovative and skilled.”

Legal 500 2022

“Probably unmatched deepness of the team, very hands on in handling and coordinating multijurisdictional matters, very experienced in complex trade mark litigation matters.”

Legal 500 2022

“As soon as we had appointed Bristows a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders as we knew we were in the best hands and would recommend them to anyone in a copyright dispute.”

Legal 500 2022

“The team has exceptional capabilities in trade mark litigation.”

Legal 500 2022

“Bristows’ team are truly the sum of their parts and when every team member is exceptional at what they do, you really can’t get better.”

Legal 500 2022

“Bristows advice is always creative and action is taken promptly.”

WTR 1000 2021

“Bristows combines significant technical expertise and knowledge of local and overseas experts with a client-friendly approach.”

WTR 1000 2021

“Supreme expertise in contentious patent, trade mark, designs and copyright matters.”

Chambers and Partners 2021

“Advice provided is clear and concise.”

Legal 500 2021

“They are trusted advisers.”

Legal 500 2021

“Bristows LLP continues to excel in brand management trade mark matters.”

Legal 500 2021

“Handling complicated technical aspects extremely well with a very practical commercial view.”

Legal 500 2021

“Reactivity, very good knowledge of the market, competitors and brands.”

Legal 500 2021

“Bristows LLP’s attracts praise for its ‘very good knowledge of the market, competitors and brands’.”

Legal 500 2021

“A top-tier practice”

Legal 500 2021

“Bristows LLP is a premier name for copyright, design and digital disputes.”

Legal 500 2021

“They have deep professional relationships with a wide swath of organisations in every industry as well as with regulators.”

Legal 500 2021

“They are extremely experienced, thoughtful, pragmatic and measured.”

Legal 500 2021

“They are highly responsive and efficient – all while working within extremely tight deadlines.”

Legal 500 2021

“The team at Bristows is brilliant.”

Legal 500 2021

“Highly responsive and fun to work with. A big plus is the close integration with the patent and technology practices of the firm, allowing the team to command the most complex cases.”

Legal 500 2021

“By far and away, one of the best firms we have worked with.”

Legal 500 2021

“Extremely pragmatic. Looked for liberating solutions rather than looking to close doors as other lawyers might have done.”

Legal 500 2021

Recent ranking and awards

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design - Tier 1

Media & Entertainment - Tier 2

Media & entertainment: Advertising & Marketing - Band 3

PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys - Tier 2

Media & entertainment: Gaming, social media & interactive content - Band 4

Copyright- Tier 1

Trade Mark Contentious - Tier 1

Trade Mark Prosecution - Tier 1

Gold

UK Trade Mark Law Firm of the Year

Brand Management - Tier 1

UK Trademark Contentious

Advertising & Marketing

Trademark Litigation

Trademark Prosecution

UK Design Firm of the Year

UK Trade Mark Litigation Firm of the Year

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