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

“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

“Highly renowned boutique firm with an excellent reputation for its high level of technical expertise and industry focus on life sciences, new technology and online business.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2020

“Everyone makes a real effort to understand their clients, managing complex portfolios and relationships worldwide with minimum fuss and always within budget.”

WTR 1000, 2020

“A pleasure to work with, the team is technically excellent.”

WTR 1000, 2020

“They’re very friendly and flexible, and they offer something close to an in-house service. They’re very comfortable with our internal team, they have a good level of expertise and they deliver very reliable, good-quality work.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“particular prowess in the digital media and technology space”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“Deep bench of high-calibre litigators with supreme expertise in contentious patent, trade mark, designs and copyright matters. Particularly sought after for biosimilars and telecommunications litigation.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“[Bristows] has a great network with a number of excellent law firms across Europe, which allows Bristows to provide the best legal advice with respect to pan-European IP strategy.”

Legal 500 2020

“Advice provided is clear and concise.”

Legal 500 2020

“They are trusted advisers.”

Legal 500 2020

“Advice is thorough, efficient and also practical.”

Legal 500 2020

“The firm offers a very good service”

Legal 500 2020

“Deep bench of high-calibre litigators with supreme expertise in contentious patent, trade mark, designs and copyright matters.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Bristows LLP is ‘very much the go-to firm for brand management’. The practice handles all aspects of brand protection and enforcement, global trademark portfolio management, and advertising and sponsorship agreements. “

Legal 500 2019

Recent ranking and awards

Media & Entertainment - Tier 2
Legal 500 2021

PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys - Tier 2
Legal 500 2021

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Media & entertainment: Gaming, social media & interactive content - Band 4
Chambers and Partners UK 2021

UK Trade Mark Law Firm of the Year
WTR/IAM Global IP Awards 2020

Brand Management - Tier 1
Legal 500 2020

UK Trademark Contentious
Firm of the Year, MIP Awards 2020

Trade Mark Contentious - Tier 1
MIP, IP Stars 2020

Trade Mark Prosecution - Tier 1
MIP, IP Stars 2020

Advertising & Marketing
Leaders League UK 2020

Trademark Litigation
Leaders League UK 2020

Trademark Prosecution
Leaders League UK 2020

Copyright - Tier 1
MIP, IP Stars 2018

UK Design Firm of the Year
Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2018

UK Trade Mark Litigation Firm of the Year
Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2018

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