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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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

“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.”

Legal 500 2023

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

Legal 500 2023

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