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Consumer electronics


Consumer electronics is another key area of Bristows expertise. We have advised on some of the UK's most high profile disputes in the mobile phone arena as well as dealing with joint ventures and collaborations between manufacturers and suppliers. In this dynamic and innovation-led market, our ability to understand the technology in question can be a significant advantage, as is our familiarity with distribution channels and networks, the regulatory framework and advertising and branding issues.
Recently we have advised:

  • Samsung in patent litigation against Ericsson relating to mobile phones and on other mobile phone disputes

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in connection with pan European promotions, data protection compliance, competition and consumer protection law, labelling and regulatory requirements, and on a range of corporate transactions

  • Denon in relation to the introduction of a new selective distribution network, including competition law advice and the drafting and negotiation of terms with distributors

  • Freeview on its arrangements with all set top box manufacturers and retailers, and in relation to a dispute relating to the use of "Portable Freeview" for the sale of set top boxes

  • Philips in connection with the sale of unlicensed DVDs and enforcement programmes

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