Fashion & lifestyle

The need to design, manufacture and distribute products that are on-trend (as well as ethically-produced 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 and designs early on is vital to protect your creativity, goodwill and brand value. If your brand or product is copied, litigation is far easier when you have registered rights to rely on. 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, Kukri and Kooga Rugby; international fashion houses including Hermès and Nina Ricci; and major high street retailers such as JD Sports, Pure Collection and JoJo Maman Bebe.

Client Testimonial
“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.”

Nigel Musto Limited

We protect your creativity

Your products and brand represent the investment of your time, money and effort. You should therefore be able to protect yourself from competitors who might try to piggy-back on your success and be able to obtain the maximum possible return on the investment you’ve made — either through obtaining repeat sales, licensing or franchising, or ultimately selling the business. Whatever size your business, we can help guide you through the challenges, opportunities and decisions that come your way.

Case studies

Case Study

END.

Putting an END to domain name infringement

We found a smart, low-cost, alternative way to deal with trade mark infringement for a world-famous clothing retailer.

Case Study

END.

Putting an END to domain name infringement

We found a smart, low-cost, alternative way to deal with trade mark infringement for a world-famous clothing retailer.

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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Meet our team

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner - Leeds

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

Sharon Kirby

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Leeds

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