At Browne Jacobson, we understand the threat that counterfeiters present to intellectual property rights holders. We use our experience of working with brands across all sectors to advise you on a host of anti-counterfeiting measures. Working together we help you guard the prestige of your brand.
From preventative best practice and ongoing brand-monitoring to strategic enforcement in court, we have the expertise and know-how required to advise you when faced with the risk of counterfeiters.
With six nationwide offices, we represent high-end and luxury brand retailers, with a blend of professionalism, approachability and determination. Our anti-counterfeiting team works with you to set up online brand monitoring. We’ll help you track and gather information on those dealing in counterfeit goods, whilst also identifying trends and raising the alarm when counterfeiters pose a risk.
Working collaboratively with you and our specialists, we manage notice and takedown procedures in response to online counterfeiters as well as advising on domain name disputes, file applications for action (AFAs), parallel imports and grey-market goods. We enforce your intellectual property rights against counterfeits and manage notification procedures and reports to Trading Standards.
In a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment, we understand the need to protect your trademarks, designs and goods is greater than ever. You can rely on us to guide you through this process with an unflappable and hands-on approach.
Issued proceedings in relation to counterfeits in the IPEC on behalf of a well-known cosmetics brand to enforce their intellectual property rights.
Filed numerous UK and EU AFAs for a high street health and beauty retailer to help identify and take action against counterfeits at customs borders.
Advise fashion brands on take down procedures against online marketplaces selling counterfeit goods.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has advised long standing retail client, Wilko on the sale and leaseback of its Nottinghamshire distribution centre in Worksop to logistics specialist DHL for £48m.
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.
This article is the second in a series to help firms take a practical approach to complying with the ‘cross-cutting rules’ within the new ‘Consumer Duty’ (CD) framework. The article summarises what it seems the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking to achieve from the applicable rules (section 2 below) and potential complications arising from legal considerations (section 3).
An engineering company in Tyne and Wear was fined £20,000 after a worker fractured his pelvis and suffered internal injuries after falling through a petrol station forecourt canopy, whilst he was replacing the guttering.
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.