Brand Management

Our reputation within the marketing and brand protection arena is well established. We have acted for some of the largest global brands, helping them to secure registrations then to develop and protect these crucial business assets.

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Our team advises on all elements of brand management, including identifying and clearing new brand names and concepts, registering and protecting global trade mark portfolios, and advising on marketing, advertising, social media, licensing and franchising strategies, sponsorship programmes, and monitoring services. We have a passion for helping our clients to protect and add value to their brands with proactive commercially-astute advice.

Able to obtain injunctions and other equitable relief at short notice, our team is skilled in protecting brands and preventing damage, as well as seeking suitable damages and appropriate remedies to ensure that the goodwill associated with them is restored. Our lawyers have advised in connection with iconic brands like “NEW LOOK”, “FINE”, “GRAND PRIX” and “FABERGÉ”, so you know you can rely on our experience.

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Our Experience

    • SpaceNK Hamlins act for SpaceNK and Space Brands (including Eve Lom, Margaret Dabbs, Jo Loves, Lipstip Queen) on a range of brand protection and regulatory compliance matters. Recent matters include advice on supplier and licensing arrangements, compliance with brand advertising and labelling requirements and a collaboration with Margaret Dabbs in connection with a SpaceNK retail unit.
    • National Fashion Retailer Advising on all intellectual property matters for leading high street fashion brand. Recent claims have included the protection of the brand through trade mark and design right litigation. Other parties include Levi Strauss, Alexander McQueen, Boohoo and River Island.
    • Models One Advised leading European model agency regarding the structuring of brands, use of image rights and various arrangements.
    • Iskra Lawrence Advised model, social media influencer and women’s rights campaigner Iskra Lawrence regarding the development, protection and implementation of the EVERYBODYWITH IKSRA brand. This was a unique project which required the development of a new iconic brand and the licensing of this brand to a technology platform to enable Iskra to launch a lifestyle, health and fitness app
    • Storm Advised leading European model agency regarding the structuring of brands, use of image rights and various arrangements.
    • Twiggy and various other high profile personalities from the fashion and celebrity worlds, to successfully license and commercialise their brands and intellectual property rights.
    • TRAP (the industry trade body for the UK music merchandising industry) Advising TRAP on issues such as unauthorised copying/counterfeiting of band merchandise, coordinating civil and criminal infringement actions, and dealing with agents, band management and Trading Standards and Enforcement Agencies to execute raids.
    • Premier Advised leading European model agency, ‘Premier’, regarding the structuring of brands, use of image rights and various arrangements.
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Recommendations

Matthew Pryke is recommended for his expertise in brand management.
(Legal 500 2017)

Legal 500

“Hamlins LLP’s team has particular expertise in protecting and exploiting IP rights within the music, entertainment and media sectors, including copyright and design rights, passing-off, licensing and anti-counterfeiting.”

Legal 500 2017

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