Consumer & Retail


Technology continues to drive change across the Consumer and Retail industry. Businesses in this sector are constantly looking for innovative ways to market their products, launch and develop their online presence, engage with customers and structure their business whilst protecting their brands against both new and long-standing competitors. They also need to address legal implications around areas such as brand management, data protection, consumer regulations, product liability, reputation management, and regulatory compliance.

Our Consumer and Retail experts provide our clients with all the latest advice and practical support they need to tackle – and overcome – the many challenges they face. In fact, Taylor Wessing has advised more than half the world’s top 100 brands. These include consumer products, fashion and luxury brands, retail, and food and beverage.

Our expertise, drawn from right across the firm, enables us to provide practical and commercial advice across a broad range of areas from corporate, intellectual property and data protection to dispute resolution, real estate and employment. We can also advise on specific industry issues such as innovative use of technology and data, tackling infringement and counterfeit goods, labelling, licensing and franchising, supply chain management, environment and sustainability, and expansion into new markets.

Since we have expertise across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, we are excellently placed to advise our clients, whether they are a national or a global business, or whether they are looking to enter new markets around the world.

Areas of expertise:

  • Consumer Law Reform
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer goods
  • Fashion & Luxury Brands
  • Food & beverage
  • Retail