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

“Everyone makes a real effort to understand their clients, managing complex portfolios and relationships worldwide with minimum fuss and always within budget.”

WTR 1000, 2020

“A pleasure to work with, the team is technically excellent.”

WTR 1000, 2020

“They’re very friendly and flexible, and they offer something close to an in-house service. They’re very comfortable with our internal team, they have a good level of expertise and they deliver very reliable, good-quality work.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“particular prowess in the digital media and technology space”

Chambers and Partners 2020

“Deep bench of high-calibre litigators with supreme expertise in contentious patent, trade mark, designs and copyright matters. Particularly sought after for biosimilars and telecommunications litigation.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

Recent rankings and awards

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019