From punk to pumps, high street to high end, our dedicated team have decades of experience advising fashion brands, designers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors.

We understand the business of fashion, the opportunities and the challenges. We have supported many fashion businesses in their journey from start-up to known brands. Whether you are an established brand or fast rising Instagram star you will benefit from our experience in the industry.

We work with you to ensure that you reap the reward of all the hard work you put into the business. We can support your goal to to earn more, attract investment or prepare for sale. Establishing a fashion brand is a major undertaking and our support  and experience can get you where you want to go faster and smarter.

Our services include:

Trade marks

Your brand is your identity, a sign of quality and usually a major driving force behind a consumer purchase. We can advise you on your brand strategy and make sure it’s registered and properly protected anywhere in the world.

Commercial contracts

Agreements are key tools in holding your other parties to account and protecting yourself and your rights. Whether freelancer, manufacturing, distribution, consumer sales or wholesale agreement, we offer fixed fees to draft, review and negotiate documents.


The cost of legal action often prohibits rights owners from being able to enforce their rights. Ask us about our DesignProtect insurance, which gives you a fighting fund to pursue infringers and protect your designs.


Are the style, shape, surface decoration and pattern of your designs properly protected?  Briffa advise on both registered and unregistered design protection and will advise on a worldwide design protection strategy.


Copyright arises with artistic craftsmanship, as well as design sketches, logos and website layouts. We can advise on how to best protect these assets and what to do if you are copied.

Confidential information

Inside knowledge of the industry, supply chains and contacts are all valuable information to your business.  We can help you keep your knowledge secret with non-disclosure agreements and advice on confidentiality.


Fashion pushes the boundaries of innovation. Perhaps you have an idea for wearable technology or a new fabric. If so, we can advise you on patent protection and guide you through the application process with our expert patent attorneys.

For more information on the above and to arrange a free meeting with one of our solicitors, please call +44 (0)20 7288 6003 or fill out our contact form.

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