Fashion and luxury brands

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The fashion and luxury markets continue to evolve at a rapid pace. They are now at the forefront of cutting edge technology, leading the rest of the retail world in new and innovative ways to interact with and relate to customers.

Penningtons Manches is a specialist in both the fashion and luxury spaces, delivering commercial solutions to some of the foremost international brands. Through our detailed understanding of each market, we are able to provide flawless and tailored advice in your language, not ours. 

Our team takes the view that it works alongside you, in your industry, rather than working within the legal profession. You will find us at your trade fairs and fashion shows all over the world, which ensures we see and hear how your industry is evolving and changing. 

Our multi-disciplinary group acts for the entire spectrum of corporates, from entrepreneurial start-up businesses to international fashion houses and jewellers. Recognised within the industry as leaders in their field, our lawyers provide guidance day in, day out, on a broad cross-section of matters affecting luxury and fashion clients.

As the UK is one of the global centres for both fashion and luxury goods, we are ideally placed to work with you to develop and grow your business. Whether this involves protecting your brand and designs, assisting with investment rounds, negotiating the best deal on your UK property, or ensuring that your e-commerce platform complies with the relevant rules and regulations, we offer comprehensive, hands-on support.

We offer expert advice on:

  • acquisition and sale of businesses
  • data protection compliance
  • employee relations issues
  • establishing selective distribution networks
  • financing
  • global licensing of brands
  • international franchising
  • new product launches
  • real estate portfolio management
  • social media advertising and enforcement
  • trade mark and design protection of new products

Recent work highlights

Positive steps against design infringement

Advising an international luxury footwear business after copycat designs were sold in multiple jurisdictions. We negotiated a global settlement, involving significant damages from the other party, without the need for formal proceedings.


New signature scent agreement

Acting for a luxury menswear brand on the termination of a fragrance licence and the negotiation of a new licence, requiring extensive industry and international licensing knowledge.


High profile buy-in for breakthrough brand

Establishing investment terms for funding by a well-known retail private investor in a new womenswear fashion label.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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