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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What others say

“Excellent knowledge of trade mark law and how that applies to practical commercial situations.”

Legal 500 2023

“The team has demonstrable capability across a range of sectors, including the publishing, food and beverage, health, hospitality, fashion and retail industries.”

Legal 500 2023

“Bristows LLP’s fully integrated team of attorneys and solicitors handles the full range of trade mark mandates, from brand creation with clearance searches to brand protection and global portfolio management, as well as opposition proceedings before the UKIPO and cancellation actions.”

Legal 500 2023

“With their wealth of experience, most questions can be handled with a quick call.”

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“I value the practical nature of the advice the team gives.”

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Recent rankings and awards

Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2023

Intellectual Property - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2023

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design - Tier 1
Legal 500 2023