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 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 rankings and awards

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019