Retail & Fashion

Retail & Fashion is an area of specialist expertise for a number of departments at Joelson.

From the creation of Intellectual Property rights to their exploitation and enforcement, no seam is left unpicked.

The Brand

The brand is crucial to the fashion industry. It adds value and identity to designs and creativity. We can assist with all legal aspects relating to the creation, marketing and protection of your brand from the moment a design is created through to the registering of Trade Marks.

Registering your designs as Design Rights as they evolve is crucial to the protection of their potential value.

Trade Mark registration in other global jurisdictions is also important in order to protect the brand in locations where your products may be manufactured or sold.

Our worldwide links with filing agents and our network of lawyers in many jurisdictions around the globe enables us to provide a complete branding service to our fashion and retail clients.

Brand Protection

Taking steps to protect your brand against infringers of your Intellectual Property rights is key to preserving its value. We have years of experience in taking such action, though the Courts as and when necessary. We have good contacts with Customs and work with them to prevent counterfeit goods from reaching UK markets.

Brand Exploitation

Our commercial experience of licensing, distribution, agency and franchise agreements enables us to assist clients within this sector who are looking to expand the geographical scope of their brand and enhance its revenue generation.

On the commercial side, we regularly assist with all aspects of retail and fashion businesses, from initial start-ups and capital raising to corporate transactions and AIM flotations. This extends to negotiation of your commercial terms to dealing with any disputes that arise.

Our employment team has considerable experience in the luxury market and is adept at giving commercial advice on senior hires and exits and on reducing the legal risks that come with the employment of staff.

On the real estate front we can help you by dealing with the legal issues around your premises and on any disputes which arise.

Collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Forum

We are delighted to collaborate with the Ethical Fashion Forum (“EFF”) The EFF is the industry body dedicated to a sustainable future for fashion. A not-for-profit organisation, the EFF aims to make it easy for fashion professionals to integrate sustainability into the heart of what they do. The EFF delivers support for fashion businesses towards sustainability through three membership programmes. For further information, please visit the Ethical Fashion SOURCE: the Global Platform for Sustainable Fashion


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