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Legal Services For The Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is full of unique legal challenges.

From managing supply chains to the creation of new designs, it’s vital to get the right legal support.

We work closely with fashion brands, designers, distributors and others in the industry. As a specialist intellectual property law firm, we understand how to protect your:

  • Brand identity
  • Creative works
  • Inventions
  • Sensitive information

We have supported many fashion businesses on their journey from startup to a known brand. We’ve helped fashions icons protect their brand. We’ve enforced the rights of individual designers. Regardless of who you are and how large your business is, you can benefit from our experience in the fashion industry.

Using our knowledge and contacts, we can work with you to enable growth, attract investment or prepare your business for sale.

Read on to learn more. Or, fill out the form opposite to organise a free consultation with one of our fashion solicitors.

Get In Touch

For a FREE, no-obligation quote just fill in the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within one working day to discuss your requirements.

Client Testimonial

“My experience with Briffa has been brilliant. I approached Tom Synott about some copyright and intellectual property help.

The advice I received from the get-go was superb. Tom’s response time has always been incredible and he has really gone above and beyond to help me with any queries I had, both by phone and email. He really helped me sort out the problem I had with excellent knowledge and efficiency.”

– Anya Angert, Copyright Services Client

How Can We Help?

Our legal services for the fashion industry include:

Trade marks

Your brand is your identity, a sign of quality and usually a major driving force behind a consumer purchase. Trade marks protect aspects of your brand identity, like names, logos and taglines.

We advise on a brand protection strategy for fashion businesses. If required, we’ll help you register trade marks and combat infringement.

Commercial contracts

Agreements are key tools in holding your other parties to account and protecting yourself and your rights.

Whether it’s a freelancer, manufacturing, distribution, consumer sales or wholesale agreement, we offer fixed fees to draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and documents.


The cost of legal action often prohibits rights owners from being able to enforce their rights. This is especially so for smaller fashion brands, like individual designers and startups.

Ask us about our DesignProtect insurance, which gives you a fighting fund to pursue infringers and protect your designs.


Is the style, shape, surface decoration and pattern of your designs properly protected? Registering designs can help fashion brands to combat infringement and copying, whilst maximising their commercial value.

Briffa advises on both registered and unregistered design rights. We can also advise on a worldwide design protection strategy.


Copyright arises with artistic craftsmanship, as well as design sketches, logos and website layouts. It’s an automatic right under UK law, usually given to the creator or author.

We can advise on how to best protect your creative assets. And we can support you if an individual or company infringes your copyright.

Confidential Information

Inside knowledge of the industry, supply chains and contacts are all valuable information to your fashion business. As are your design processes, business data and internal assets.

We can help you keep your knowledge secret with non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality advice.


Fashion pushes the boundaries of innovation. Perhaps you have an idea for wearable technology or a new fabric. If you want to protect your new invention, a patent may be required.

If so, our expert patent solicitors can advise you on patent protection and guide you through the application process.

Why choose Briffa?

We’ve provided legal support for the fashion industry since 1995
We offer a free consultation
We provide fixed fee quotes
We have offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Malta
We offer an industry leading service with short turnaround times and business-focused advice

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Our Team

Spread across offices in London and Europe, meet the specialist art lawyers on hand to help you.

Get In Touch

For a FREE, no-obligation quote just fill in the form below and someone from our team will be in touch within one working day to discuss your requirements.
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What Our Clients Say

Briffa has served hundreds of satisfied clients across a broad range of sectors since our creation in 1995. We’re proud to be leading intellectual property solicitors, but don’t just take our word for it
— here’s what our clients have to say.