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Fashion & design


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.

Recently we have advised:

  • 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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