Consumer electronics is another key area of our expertise. We have advised on some of the UK's most high profile disputes in the mobile phone arena as well as dealing with joint ventures and collaborations between manufacturers and suppliers.

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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Andrew Bowler



Samsung in patent litigation against Ericsson relating to mobile phones and on other mobile phone disputes

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in connection with pan European promotions, data protection compliance, competition and consumer protection law, labelling and regulatory requirements, and on a range of corporate transactions

Denon in relation to the introduction of a new selective distribution network, including competition law advice and the drafting and negotiation of terms with distributors

Freeview on its arrangements with all set top box manufacturers and retailers, and in relation to a dispute relating to the use of "Portable Freeview" for the sale of set top boxes

Philips in connection with the sale of unlicensed DVDs and enforcement programmes

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“Bristows is a unique top-tier law firm for IP work in the UK.”

MIP IP Stars 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

“They are proactively collaborative and clear communicators.”

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

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Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019