The personal care products industry is a particular area of focus for Bristows and we have earned a reputation for delivering the kind of resolutely commercial advice that is essential to compete at the highest levels of business in this sector.

We advise leading national and multi-national companies in this sector, 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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Alex Denoon

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Experience

We advise on patent, trade mark and design infringement actions in respect of a huge range of personal care consumer products, from nappies to deodorant, for some of the world's leading consumer goods manufacturers such as Kimberley Clark, Sara Lee, and Georgia-Pacific.

We advise Unilever on a range of disputes.

We advise on advertising, marketing and packaging issues plus clearance and dispute resolution for clients such as Sara Lee, Kimberley Clark and Bayer.

We advise Astral Brands on EU regulatory compliance issues in relation to the cosmetics regulations.

We advise on various research and development collaborations for new products, components and packaging, including new technology used by Georgia Pacific and Unilever.

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What others say

“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

Recent rankings and awards

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019