Retail and Brands

Our retail team works for various players active in the retail industry: department stores, boutiques, franchisors and franchisees and logistics companies.

We work with our clients from the inception of their ideas through the manufacturing, distribution, promotion and sale of their products, and throughout the operational lifecycle of their business.

Services Retail and Brand Sector

Our retail experience includes the protection of our clients’ trademarks, designs and copyrights; we deal with the legal issues surrounding the business premises and logistics, we advise clients of the rules applicable to publicity and other promotional initiatives and we possess considerable knowledge of the extent of after-sales obligations. We also advise on property matters (acquisition and commercial leases), labour relations and corporate structures. We assist clients in negotiations and provide agreements that consolidate the outcome of these negotiations. Lastly we defend the interests of our clients in disputes.

We also advise clients on setting up an online presence, whether this be through a simple website or a fully developed online shop with links to social networks.

Whatever the client’s role in the retail process our broad experience enables us to provide him with the best solution for his requirements.

Track Records Retail and Brand Sector

  • advice to a leading clothing retailer on setting up their Belgian e-commerce site

  • advice to a leading provider of weight control programmes on developing their Belgian website

  • advice to and legal representation of a prominent supplier of shoe manufacturers in a patent dispute

  • legal representation of a leading clothing retailer in a dispute regarding the alleged infringement of an unregistered Community design

  • the sale – purchase of several shopping centres