Few things move as fast as the fashion industry. Yet even in this intensely creative industry, some things never change. There’s a constant need to protect ideas and secure the most advantageous trading arrangements. It’s a fiercely competitive market where survival and success depend on making the right call, at the right time.

Ideas are your greatest asset

The most pressing need is to protect your intellectual property: the unique ideas that make your business what it is and give it a truly distinctive difference, from design concepts to branding and trademarks. Then there are all the commercial issues relating to getting your products out to market and to your customers. Drawing up agreements for trading partnerships, manufacture, supply and distribution, to name just a few.

The legal lowdown, in your language

Our dedicated team has all the industry-specific legal knowledge you need to help safeguard your creative ideas – and at the same time steer you towards reaching successful business decisions. In doing so, we can help you get to grips with what are often complex issues, translating the legal terminology into plain language and providing the information you need to make fully informed decisions.

Our passion for fashion

Led by a legal expert who’s a mentor for the British Fashion Council, our team has great visibility across the industry and acts for designers, brands, models and agents.  Our lawyers have international experience across clothing, footwear, jewellery, watches and accessories. Including all aspects of manufacturing, distribution, IP protection, enforcement and exploitation.

Professionalism is our signature

Contact us now and you’ll find you like our style. An instinctive understanding of the creative mindset, coupled with the ultimate in a professional legal approach. That’s why season after season, we’ve been ranked highly in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal guides.

Clients we’ve worked closely with include:

  • Penfield Inc.
  • JLB Brands (Olivia Burton)
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Interconnection Models
  • VanSteph
  • Fred & Ginger
  • Rae Jones
  • Mandarin Creative
  • Cabinet Studios
  • Phoebe Coleman
  • Buba
  • G-Partners

Our recent experience and activities include:

  • Advising a famous brand on international distribution and agency arrangements
  • Advising a high profile clothing brand on an international IP dispute
  • Advising model agents on documentation of mother agency terms, commissioning and interaction with foreign agencies
  • Advising fashion designers on international protection of trademarks and designs
  • Advising on licensing arrangements internationally including in Europe, US, China and South Korea
  • Advising on manufacture and supply arrangements internationally
  • Advising online fashion businesses on social media marketing, e-commerce, data protection and web compliance
  • Advising various childrens fashion brands on global intellectual property protection and enforcement.
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Ben Travers

Partner and Head of IP and IT

“I have had the pleasure of working with Neil for nearly a decade. I have always been able to rely on the fact that they will always act in the best interests of my brand and business. It is always easy to approach them with any legal problem and I know without doubt that they will offer incredible support. It is very important to be ahead of the game in my business and the team has a great commercial flair and industry knowledge.”

Lucie Brassington, owner of Miss Photogenic Ltd

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