Wilkes v DePuy (2016)
Covering consumer goods from manufacturing to distribution and retailing
Consumer goods companies are often among the pioneers as new markets develop. As our international footprint has evolved, so has our experience in this sector. We act for a diverse client base, creating value through our impressive supply chain expertise to provide a 'one-stop-shop' across the product life cycle.
Product strategies can differ and we adapt our service to work with clients operating volume based product lines, as well as with smaller quality based providers. We routinely ensure products are protected through appropriate intellectual property methods, including trademarks, copyright and patents, and that commercial manufacturing, import / export and distribution agreements are structured and enforced appropriately to safeguard businesses. We also provide extensive insurance advice to the market, with particular product liability and recall expertise.
In this highly regulated industry, we ensure appropriate risk management strategies are in place. Moreover, when matters escalate, we understand that prolonged litigation is not always the most commercially suitable route, particularly where preserving reputation and consumer trust is paramount.