Commercial Law for the Retail Sector

Our Commercial team assists retail clients with a wide spectrum of legal issues, specialising in matters falling within the broad categories of contracts, intellectual property and information technology.

More about Commercial Law for the Retail Sector

We can support with:

  • Commercial contracts (including agency and distribution agreements and licences)

  • Import and export agreements - directly or through third party intermediaries

  • Terms and conditions of business governing the provision of goods, services and a combination of the two

  • Terms and conditions of website use

  • Intellectual Property (including registering brand names, logos and taglines as trade marks in the UK and internationally, granting licences to third parties and dealing with intellectual property infringement and disputes)

  • IT (including software licences and development agreements)

  • Outsourcing agreements

  • Joint ventures

Our recent experience includes:

Our recent experience includes:

  • Assistance with the protection of a trading name as a registered trade mark across the UK and EU for a UK-based retailer of fashion goods;

  • Taking action in respect of and enforcement of trade mark rights for a retail shop against a third party infringing its rights;

  • Advising a client on creating a franchise of its business model and implementation of such via a Franchise Agreement;

  • Advising a client taking on its obligations as a franchisee under a Franchise Agreement;

  • Implementation of purchasing contracts and terms and conditions governing the supply of goods and services by a supplier to a retail business;

Our dedicated Commercial team

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Partner and Head of Department, Commercial

John Pickervance

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Senior Associate, Commercial

Daniel Fletcher

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Associate, Commercial

Katie Lee

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