Fashion and Luxury Goods

Our team has an expert knowledge and understanding of the fashion and luxury goods industry and the legal issues affecting it. We have particular expertise in assisting fashion and luxury goods companies to protect, enforce and defend the intellectual property rights that subsist in their products.

Our experience in technology means we are well-equipped to assist those working in the wearable technologies and FashTech sectors, advising on the development of applications for new devices, protecting the IPR in new products when working with designers and manufacturers and drafting commercial agreements which govern the supply and sale of products once brought to market.

Our team has a thorough understanding of the issues facing the fashion and luxury goods industry from new designers to established brands and labels. The Waterfront team has also acted for other individuals and companies within the industry including photographers, models and retailers.

Recent Work

  • Acting for a boutique brand to successfully defend an unregistered design infringement claim made by a luxury goods manufacturer.
  • Advising in relation to the proposed use of intellectual property with the help of our IP legal advisors, including trade marks, by an investor in a fashion company. You can contact our expert trademark lawyers in the event you need to make or defend a claim.
  • Advising on an investment deal which saw two existing fashion names create a new collaborative fashion brand through a joint venture company.
  • Acting for a fashion brand owner who was looking to expand into a new territory through an agent.  Advising the fashion brand owner on the implication of an e-commerce website and the conditions necessary to ensure the integrity of the brand.
  • Advising high street retailer H&M on HR and employment matters.
  • Drafting terms of business for bespoke furniture designers and jewellery retailers.
  • Advising on the management buyout of a leading UK fashion private sales website, with backing from private investors.