Area of focus

Retail and Consumer Goods

The global retail and consumer goods team at Hogan Lovells works with the world's most recognized brands. We advise businesses at every level — from business restructuring to marketing, distribution, and operations. We understand the complexities behind e-commerce, privacy, data transfer, mobile payments, and real...

Representative experience

Advised a global retailer in relation to dawn raids by the Italian tax authorities and the seizure the client’s products for alleged non-compliant product labeling and packaging.

Representing a Fortune 500 lifestyle apparel company in its global compliance issues.

Advising a global retail company on employment agreements, employee and HR policies/ standard terms and conditions as part of a wider due diligence exercise.

Arranging supply and distribution agreement on behalf of our client, Fast Retailing, with respect to brick-and-mortar and online sales of J Brand Jeans in various geographies worldwide.

Advised a video games manufacturer on the launch, marketing, and distribution of various hardware and software products, and on major outsourcing deals.

Advised Estee Lauder on the relocation of their European headquarters in London.

 

Media Mention

Beyond the data breach: How retail is addressing cybersecurity Retail Dive

Bret Cohen and Lillian Hardy spoke to Retail Dive about the need for retailers to implement data protection strategies that include training employees across departments and vetting...

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Mission Product: Trademarks? Yes. Mootness? No Business Restructuring and Insolvency Alert

In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 587 U.S. ___ (2019), the Supreme Court held that a debtor's rejection of a trademark license does not eliminate the licensee's right to ...

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The A-CBDs of registering hemp-related trademarks: New guidance from the USPTO LimeGreen IP News

Brand owners seeking to register cannabis-related trademarks take note: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued guidance regarding the effects of the 2018 Farm Bill on...

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Bankrupt brands can't revoke trademark licenses, says SCOTUS LimeGreen IP News

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bankrupt trademark licensors cannot use federal bankruptcy law to rescind the rights of their trademark licensees to continue use of duly licensed...

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European Product Liability Directive: Stay tuned, guidance is around the corner

It's been a year since the European Commission published its Fifth Report on the application of the European Product Liability Directive (the "Directive") and set up expert panels to...

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