We regularly advise leading high street fashion retailers and designers on how they can best protect, manage and exploit their brands, designs, trade marks and copyrights.

Our 'one stop' service enables us to advise our fashion clients, for example, on the registration of brands and designs, the drafting and negotiation of licensing, franchising and other commercial agreements and on how to enforce and protect their IP rights when they have been infringed. We also have considerable experience of advising clients on all aspects of the advertising, marketing and promotion of their brands as well as on property, corporate, employment and tax-related issues.

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Simon Clark



French Connection in successfully defending an action against the FCUK trade mark

Gieves & Hawkes on the licensing of their trade marks in the Far East, the establishment of concessions in various department stores, their terms of business and supply chain issues

Gap Inc. on the IT aspects of the launch of Banana Republic in the UK

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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