As with a number of other sectors, globalisation, the impact of technology and brand reputation, present significant challenges for the luxury goods and retail industry, while at the same time, creating exciting new opportunities. Our team has the expertise and the experience to help our clients navigate both legal and commercial issues facing their business, encompassing all stages of the product’s lifecycle: from design to manufacturing, brand protection, marketing, distribution, promotion and advertising.
Our top-ranked IP work is of particular relevance to this industry, and we are proud to count many of the leading global luxury brands among our long-standing clients, such as Chanel, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, and De Beers UK Limited. Premium sports brands Adidas, Nike and Dunlop International Limited are also among our clients. We advise over the entire IP spectrum, from the creation and evaluation of a brand’s intellectual property, through to defence and enforcement, where necessary. Our highly skilled and experienced litigation department often assists with IP matters, mainly relating to infringement, including all necessary steps for obtaining interlocutory relief and other judicial remedies.
Our services extend to all commercial aspects involving brands, including licensing, franchising, and distribution agreements, as well as co-existence agreements. Our Data Protection experts are also active in this industry and provide clients with pragmatic and business-focused advice, in terms of obligations under Data Protection legislation, arising from working practices and internal policies.