Retail and Fashion

Our entrepreneurial and commercial style makes us nimble on our feet and able to provide tailored cost effective solutions that large firms couldn’t do.

We adopt an almost un-lawyerly commercial approach, more usually associated with in-house counsel than external lawyers, and develop close relationships with management.

We have a particular expertise in local and international franchising and have advised a number of major retail brands on their expansion and joint ventures.

We have also advised many high street brands on their UK expansion through acquiring and developing brands and sites across the UK.

In addition to retail brands, we have also acted for a range of model agencies and fashion industry brands on their intellectual property rights and to assist in the structuring and commercialisaton of their brands.

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TRAP Worldwide

Advising and acting on behalf of long term client TRAP Worldwide (Trade mark and Rights holders Against Piracy). TRAP is the industry trade body for the UK music merchandising industry on issues such as unauthorised copying/counterfeiting of band merchandise, coordinating …

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Advising model and public figure on a new brand

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 …

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Our Experience

    • Ted Baker We have acted for Ted Baker for over 20 years. Recent real estate instructions include retail lettings at Meadowhall, Bridgend Outlet Centre and a Ted’s flagship outlet store at Bicester Village.
    • 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.
    • The British Fashion Model Agents Association Advising on the merger of ‘The Association of Model Agents’ with ‘The British Fashion Council’ to create ‘The British Fashion Model Agents Association’.
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