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 is a unique top-tier law firm for IP work in the UK.”

MIP IP Stars 2022

“There is pragmatism to the advice you get from Bristows and an efficiency to the way they work; they are great problem solvers.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They know how judges are likely to react, are good at negotiating and know the industry well.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“They are proactively collaborative and clear communicators.”

Chambers and Partners 2022

“Built on relationships and expertise gained over decades working at the cutting edge of brands and technology, the team excels where others falter.”

Legal 500 2022

Recent rankings and awards

Advertising & marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2019