Our retail team cover the full retail industry including; Fashion & Luxury Goods, Health, Beauty, Cosmetics & Personal Care and Food & Drink, as well as Payment Processors and Finance Providers. As such, we have a deep understanding of the sector and represent some of the UK’s leading brands.

Our top rated team enjoy a strong reputation in the industry and over the years we have advised a wealth of different types of retailers, from boutique and speciality stores through to supermarkets, as well as traditional bricks and mortar retailers, mail-order and catalogue companies, omnichannel, online and mobile retailers. We operate across a vast number of territories, and a number of different technologies and tools at the heart of the retail industry such as in-store, online and mobile payments and store operations software solutions. Rather fittingly we have been known to indulge in a bit of retail therapy ourselves…

Some of our recent work includes:

  • Franchised and licensed use of retail store names in the middle east
  • Clearance searches for new department store to be launched in the UK with own-brand products
  • Due diligence to support the proposed acquisition of balsamic vinegar business with proposed brand extension by acquiring entity
  • Anti-counterfeiting: recordal of rights of high end fashion brand with multiple customs authorities and managing destruction of seizures made of counterfeits seized
  • Contentious design matter relating to the design of a clothes hanger
  • Patent and design aspects of disposable food packaging

Our Retail clients include:

  • Jimmy Choo
  • Paul Smith
  • Estee Lauder
  • Primark
  • Orlebar Brown
  • Radley
  • Associated British Foods: with brands including Blue Dragon, Jordans, Kingsmill, Ovaltine , Ryvita, Silver Spoon, Sunblest, Twinings and Patak’s
  • Worldpay
  • Close Brother Group
  • Island Pacific

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