Fashion and luxury goods

Fashion is all about keeping pace with rapidly changing styles. The need to design, manufacture and distribute products that are on-trend (as well as ethically made and environmentally friendly) can create challenges for designers, suppliers and retailers. Today, anything can be tweeted in the blink of an eye, so registering trade marks is vital to protect goodwill and brand value. And if your brand or product is copied, then litigation is far easier when you have registered rights to rely on.

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“Alison [Cole] took the time to understand our business and our ambitions before offering any advice, which was refreshing. When the advice came it was both knowledgeable and pragmatic, enabling us to make decisions quickly and leading to a successful outcome.”

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How we can help

We provide robust, cost-effective, commercial legal solutions to the challenges encountered every day by businesses across the fashion and luxury goods sector. We work with a range of businesses, from SMEs to large corporations. Our clients include fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera and Ben de Lisi; producers of bespoke products (such as cashmere weavers) like Luxury Fabrics, N.Peal and Alfred Brown; international sportswear brands such as Puma, Canterbury of New Zealand, Kukri and Kooga Rugby; international fashion houses such as Hermès and Nina Ricci; and major high street retailers such as JD Sports, Pure Collection and JoJo Maman Bebe.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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Case Study

Regent’s University London

Protecting a brand against an aggressive claimant

An aggressive approach to legal action doesn’t always work out well, as one University discovered by having its trade mark rights revoked.

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Case Study

Escape Fitness

The advantage of combining design and patent protection

If you spot a competitor selling a product identical to your own and you have both design and patent protection, you can take immediate legal action.

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Our Insights

Trade marks

10-04-2019

Cheesy feet — how to protect an unusual trade mark

Here’s our guide to protecting unusual trade marks, such as colours, shapes, patterns and smells.

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Trade marks

25-03-2019

Counterfeiting and the importance of brand protection in beauty

Trade mark filings across the beauty sector are increasing to combat counterfeiting.

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Trade marks

12-03-2019

Can fashion brands survive the transition from sale to rental?

Fashion's shifting from an ownership to a rental model — and brands must be prepared for the future.

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Key people

Find out more about our team.

Leeds

Leeds

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant

Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner

London

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner

London

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Cardiff

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

Milton Keynes

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

London

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney

Newcastle

London

Mark Green

Partner

Cardiff

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