Fashion and luxury
  1. Fashion and luxury

    In what are challenging and transformative times for the fashion and luxury sectors, our multi-disciplinary team provides insight and support throughout the lifecycle of brands.

    We’re experienced in helping businesses set up, protect valuable intellectual property, innovate, grow and diversify, from entrepreneurial start-ups and individual creatives to household name brands. This may involve clearing new brands, registering trade marks, setting up flagship stores and managing property portfolios, scaling up through licensing and franchising, and managing the supply chain.

    Sustainability is central to many of our clients’ strategies and we can advise on the implementation of sustainable initiatives, transparent accountability and responsible business practices. We can help ensure legal and regulatory compliance and provide bespoke training.

    We are also experienced in advising on cross-border projects, in which one of our great strengths is our independence. Without international partner offices or exclusive arrangements, we would select a firm that best suits your brand’s needs, has the relevant sector expertise and is well equipped to deal with the matter in hand.

    Brands we have advised include: Beretta, Brigid Blanco, Carolina Herrera, Clarks, FGX Inc./Foster Grant, James Purdey & Sons, L.K. Bennett, La Redoute, Mae Cassidy, Merah Vodianova, Messika, Penhaligon’s, Puig, Richemont and The Handbag Spa.

     

    • Areas of expertise include:

      • Company incorporation and administration
      • Trade marks clearance and registration
      • Data and privacy
      • Staffing issues including immigration and employee incentives
      • Consumer advice and loyalty programmes
      • Manufacturing and supply agreements
      • Collaboration agreements, sponsorship and brand influencers
      • Marketing campaigns and Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) compliance
      • Franchising, licensing, agency and distribution
      • Store acquisitions, fit-outs and leases
      • Brand protection and reputation management
      • Dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation
      • Regulatory compliance including modern slavery reporting, directors’ liability and product liability
      • Corporate purchases and sales
      • Insolvency and restructuring
      • Tailored legal training
    • Our experience includes:

      • Acting for the world famous Casino de Monte Carlo in UK trade mark infringement actions.
      • Advising a leading French fashion house in relation to a comparative advertising dispute.
      • Regularly providing advice to Penhaligon’s on a wide range of retail and brand protection issues.
      • Advising a well-known Savile Row tailoring brand on its international franchise expansion, including into Pakistan, the MENA region and Nigeria.
      • Advising FGX Inc., US headquartered owner of the Foster Grant sunglasses brand, on UK/EU data protection matters.
      • Advising a high-end jewellery designer on its consignment agreement with MatchesFashion.com.
  2. Fashion and luxury experience

    • Acting for the world famous Casino de Monte Carlo in UK trade mark infringement actions.
    • Advising a leading French fashion house in relation to a comparative advertising dispute.
    • Regularly providing advice to Penhaligon’s on a wide range of retail and brand protection issues.
    • Advising a well-known Savile Row tailoring brand on its international franchise expansion, including into Pakistan, the MENA region and Nigeria.
    • Advising FGX Inc., US headquartered owner of the Foster Grant sunglasses brand, on UK/EU data protection matters.
    • Advising a high-end jewellery designer on its consignment agreement with MatchesFashion.com.
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        • Taxation
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    Paralegals

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        • Commercial
        • Hospitality
        • Retail
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