Justifying designs

Seasonal disruption and fast fashion demands

Last year saw fashion retailers hit by the reality that Spring and Autumn key season collections may become a thing of the past as an unseasonably warm Autumn/Winter caused consumers to shun the woollies and layers. Read More...

Wearables

Being prepared to protect fashion and function

The presence of technology in fashion and retail is widespread and growing. It’s been discussed in theory and forecasted. But technology is disrupting fashion and retail now. Read More...

Designed to be cheaper?

Should IPEC be the default court for design cases?

The recent case of Action Storage Systems Ltd v G Force Europe.com Limited has provided clarity as to how unregistered design cases will be dealt with before IPEC. Read More...

In-house Insight

Q&A with Mark Bearfoot of Harley-Davidson

Mark has been the Brand Protection Manager for Harley-Davidson for 4 years, see his thoughts on what makes a successful IP strategy. Click through to Read More...

Retailers and the growing middle class in China

Protecting brands moving into China

Luxury brands are making their move into the Chinese market. A robust IP strategy is required. Read More...

Snap happy

Tips on protecting your brand and your IP

“Snapchat”, the popular app which allows users to take and swap temporary photographs (aka ‘snaps’), offers a range of bespoke advertising options for brands. Read More...

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Our groups are designed to bring together those in the fashion, cosmetics, accessories and luxury goods market who are interested in the legal side of branding and design. Join our 6,000+ strong membership delivering IP updates and news of interest to the retail, fashion, and consumer industries.

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IP in Retail Conference

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September 21st and 28th 2017

HGF's fifth "IP in Retail" conference looks at intellectual property issues affecting retailers in 2017.

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