For over 30 years our team has been the trusted legal partner for some of the world’s leading names in fashion and beauty. Our clients range from luxury houses to mass market brands. We give pragmatic and prompt advice to shape and implement your brand, growth and marketing strategies. The consumer dynamic is changing. Supply chains and marketing strategies are being rethought. The high street, and your place on it, is not the same. We’ve helped clients navigate such shifts for many years.
Our multi-disciplinary team has a wealth of experience to draw on and can advise on both business critical and day-to-day issues including:
We also care about the wider issues facing your business and our communities. We can help you to shape what the future looks like on important issues like sustainability, ethical sourcing, D&I, your physical presence in the market and digital transformation.
We’re a founding member of the Pangea Net international legal network and maintain close working relationships with other overseas law firms to ensure we can meet your legal requirements, wherever they may be.
Acting as the cosmetics brand in-house function through day-to-day contractual challenges to supporting strategic development and implement improved processes, via our Instant In-house model.
Advised on the implementation of a global distribution network, to take them from a direct-to-consumer brand to having an international network of market specialist resellers.
Assisted with strategic filing of international trade marks in line with their launch and growth plans thereby strengthening its IP portfolio and allowing smooth entry into new markets.
Advising on all aspects of the launch of this innovative beauty brand in the UK.
"They are always professional. The sharing of information seemed to work."
Browne Jacobson is excellent at the luxury end.
"The practice has the experience and flexibility to partner with a large multi-national organisation with an extensive and varied national property portfolio and work with the systems and governance appropriate to the environment."
The war on plastic is being taken to a new level, and businesses that don’t consider sourcing recycled packaging materials could face costly implications.
Earlier in the year a number of fashion retailers, boldly announced the introduction of a charging fee for returning any product purchased via their online store. Yet, despite this commercial, and perhaps somewhat controversial decision, at least one major fashion giant that adopted this approach has recorded ‘historic highs’ in its September profits. Browne Jacobson partner, Cat Driscoll who heads up the firm’s commercial team in Manchester and is also head of its Fashion & Beauty sector discusses whether this change has put the average consumer off and whether the days of free returns are long gone.
The fashion industry has a mountain to climb when it comes to sustainability. More than 8% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the apparel and footwear industries, and approaching three-fifths of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfill within a year of being made.