Our specialist understanding of the needs of companies bringing food and drink products to the market has enabled us to build long-established relationships with a number of leading players in the market.

We help with legal issues across the board, from product launches and promotion through to consumer law, brand protection, supply chain management, product liability and M&A.

We also advise on the food and drink regulatory framework and have in-depth experience acting for suppliers in their dealings with major multiple retailers.

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Paul Jordan



We advised on the sale of a British brewery to a major international brewer and retailer.

We advised Tetley in relation to product innovation projects, supply chain arrangements, pricing and competition law compliance.

We advised Cadbury on an intra-group reorganisation, reviewing IP and supply chain issues as well as advising on numerous advertising and branding issues.

We advised Associated British Foods in connection with the development of carbon footprint models for dairy and meat products, and arrangements with supermarkets for the use and promotion of these models.

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What others say

“Excellent knowledge of trade mark law and how that applies to practical commercial situations.”

Legal 500 2023

“The team has demonstrable capability across a range of sectors, including the publishing, food and beverage, health, hospitality, fashion and retail industries.”

Legal 500 2023

“Bristows LLP’s fully integrated team of attorneys and solicitors handles the full range of trade mark mandates, from brand creation with clearance searches to brand protection and global portfolio management, as well as opposition proceedings before the UKIPO and cancellation actions.”

Legal 500 2023

“With their wealth of experience, most questions can be handled with a quick call.”

Legal 500 2023

“I value the practical nature of the advice the team gives.”

Legal 500 2023

Recent rankings and awards

Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing - Band 3
Chambers and Partners UK 2023

Intellectual Property - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2023

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design - Tier 1
Legal 500 2023