Few industries have such a powerful influence on society as the huge and vibrant fashion industry, and few industries are as complex. As one of the few law firms with a committed Fashion Group, you will find that we have a good understanding of the industry and your needs.
“These lawyers are quick, efficient and great at putting you in touch with the right people” comment sources.” Chambers UK, 2011
Whatever your role in the fashion industry, our multi-disciplinary team can help you protect your rights and exploit opportunities. Our clients include major fashion houses, designers, distributors, agents, model agencies, retailers, photographers and models – you can count on us at every stage from the creation of rights through to their ultimate distribution and exploitation.
You can expect friendly, pragmatic and commercial advice on:
- Branding and Designs
- Brand Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting
- IP Audits
- Licensing and Manufacturing Agreements
- Distribution Agreements
- Agency and Franchise Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Reputation Management
- Employment Advice
- Terms and Conditions
- Corporate Advice
- Property Advice.
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CLIENTS AND WORK HIGHLIGHTS
Our clients include Basler, Ben Sherman Group, Wolford, St John Knits, Jasmine Guinness, Jemima Khan, Sophia Kokosalaki and Gok Wan.
Basler UK Limited
We advise Basler on a full range of employment law matters, both general advisory and strategic employment advice including advising on employment contracts, policies and procedures, employment law updates and day to day HR legal issues as they arise.
Ben Sherman Group Limited
Advising Ben Sherman Group Limited in relation to a number of contentious and non-contentious advertising, brand protection and intellectual property enforcement matters as well as in respect of their property portfolio.
Advising Gok Wan in relation to endorsement deals and style guides and also in relation to commercial arrangements. We also advised Gok Wan on the publication of a tie-in book to his TV series How to Look Good Naked.
Advising Sophia Kokosalaki in relation to design consultancy arrangements with Diesel in relation to her appointment as Head Designer of the Diesel Black Gold brand, and in relation to other commercial arrangements including the preparation of standard terms of supply for goods produced by her eponymous label.
Wolford London Limited
Advised Wolford, from a UK compliance perspective, in relation to its e-commerce website documentation including its e-commerce sale terms, data protection policy and disclaimers. We also acted for Wolford on property matters including the surrender of the lease of an existing store and the granting of new leases. We regularly advise Wolford in relation to day-to-day employment law issues arising in the workplace, including dealing with all employment contracts, policies and procedures.
We have recently acted for a fashion label on its standard terms and conditions of sale, the founders of a start-up fashion label and online retailer on tax, restructuring, investment and shareholder arrangements and the administrators of a well-known fashion label on a disposal of assets structured through a pre-pack administration.
We have recently advised the design director of a well-known fashion house on his appointment, including negotiating his service agreement, a leading designer on his proposed appointment to design uniforms for a well-known airline, a well-known designer on her appointment to design and produce new uniforms for a hotel chain and a prominent designer on her appointment as Chief Designer for a premium denim brand.
Brand Licensing and Design Company
We have recently advised on the multi-million pound sale of a brand licensing and design management company that sources and designs branded clothing for sale in UK stores.