Fashion and lifestyle

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.

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

How we can help

We provide robust, cost-effective, commercial legal solutions to the challenges encountered every day by businesses across the fashion and lifestyle 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, 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.

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

Gareth Price

Partner - Leeds

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant - Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner - Leeds

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner - London | Milton Keynes

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney - Cardiff

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - Milton Keynes

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney - London

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Mark Green

Partner - London

Dr Neil Pawlyn

Partner - Cardiff

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