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

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Experience

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 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