Maninder Gill (Head Partner) and Anne Rose (Associate) of Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP’s (SM&B) Retail and Intellectual Property team delivered a seminar yesterday to a group of MA students studying Fashion Retail Management at the London College of Fashion.
This talk focused on the principal legal issues and challenges facing the retail industry and covered topics including channels of distribution, consumer law, data protection, augmented reality technology and intellectual property rights (IPR).
SM&B’s retail, IPR, tech and fashion expertise is valued amongst professionals in the industry for providing a cross-departmental service to a broad client base. A number of our lawyers have in-house experience and are therefore able to offer retail clients truly commercial and practical advice. Maninder Gill (Head of Department) was previously Legal & Human Resources Director at Harvey Nichols, the international luxury fashion department store, while Anne Rose used to work at Debenhams. Anne frequently writes blogs and articles on legal developments in retail, technology and IPR. Recently, Anne and Maninder co-authored ‘Incorporating e-commerce into your franchise’ for Retail & Leisure International.
SM&B regularly host and conduct seminars to diverse audiences from established international retail businesses to fashion’s rising stars.