Industrial markets covers a wide and diverse range of businesses, but these businesses still face similar commercial and legal challenges, particularly in challenging economic climates and with increasing pressures on global supply chains.

At Bristows, we work with and advise leading companies and brands in a range of areas within industrial markets, notably businesses in the automotive and consumer electronics spaces.

Our ability to tailor advice around pervasive issues such as continual technological innovations, environmental considerations, digitisation, and effective brand management has enabled us to establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients.

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Simon Clark


Ian Gruselle


Nellie Jackson


Paul Jordan



We are managing Nio Nextev Limited’s UK trade mark portfolio and advising on various opposition proceedings before the UKIPO, including settlement discussions.

Trade mark portfolio work for CSL DualCom, a company who installs and supplies security apparatus and equipment.

Advising a global electronics company on copyright and design right issues in a dispute relating to on-screen graphics for a medical device.

Advising numerous clients on the novel issues arising from the rapid development of artificial intelligence, and the extent to which the exploitation of AI might infringe existing IP rights, such as copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and personal data.

Acting for a leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke windows in a trade mark and marketing dispute.

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What others say

“Bristows is a class act when it comes to all areas of intellectual property. Its team bring a broad range of experience and are always on hand to answer questions; they are very responsive and highly skilled.”

WTR 1000 2024

“Bristows has a widely experienced team providing support to their clients on complex matters. Their ability to provide support on sophisticated matters is exquisite.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“They are knowledgeable and up to date with the fast-changing laws related to social media and the various platforms, and able to appropriately and adeptly guide clients in this industry.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“They run their cases like a boutique firm, but with the resources and strategic thinking of a larger firm. Their approach is continuously mindful of the specific needs of the case.”

Legal 500 2024

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

Legal 500 2023

Recent rankings and awards

Intellectual Property - Band 1
Chambers and Partners UK 2024

Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design - Tier 1
Legal 500 2024

Media: Digital content & social - Tier 1
Legal 500 2024