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

“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 2019/2018

“Advises household-name brands on international campaigns, social media, native advertising and compliance, with particular prowess in the digital media and technology space.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

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

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Accomplished advisers to clients in the gaming sector on IP and regulatory issues.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Friendly, commercial and pragmatic.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

Recent ranking and awards

Brand management - Tier 1
Legal 500 2020

Media & entertainment - Tier 2
Legal 500 2020

PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - Tier 2
Legal 500 2020

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019

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

Copyright - Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018

Copyright - Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018

Trade Mark Contentious - Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018

Trade Mark Prosecution - Tier 1
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2018

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