Cosmetics.

Bespoke provides expert legal advice to the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. We advise clients throughout the cosmetics supply chain, including product and packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers and retailers.

How we can help.

Bespoke’s Cosmetics specialist team provides expert legal advice to the cosmetics industry.

We advise clients throughout the cosmetics supply chain, including product and packaging manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. We also work with clients involved in beauty, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and wellness.

We live and breathe cosmetics.

Our lawyers have significant experience advising leading global cosmetics brands, liaising with regulators, supporting in-house teams and anticipating regulatory challenges.

We can assist you with:

  • Domestic and cross-border manufacturing, supply, distribution, transport and warehousing agreements
  • Product labelling and marketing copy clearance, claims, ingredients and product compliance, including associated intellectual property advice
  • Importation compliance, including advising on NICNAS notifications, TGA requirements, sponsor obligations, assessment certificates, permits and exemptions
  • Determining if your product is food, cosmetics or therapeutic goods
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures for pharmacovigilance, product recalls, consumer complaints and incident reporting
  • Assisting with crisis and incident management to manage and minimise risks and ensure compliance obligations are satisfied
  • International expansion, new market entry and distribution strategy and regulatory assessments
  • Supply chain auditing (including modern slavery, illegal logging and heavy vehicle chain of responsibility obligations)
  • Trade mark portfolio management (domestic and international trade marks)
  • Lease negotiations
  • Returns policies and manufacturer warranties
  • Australian Consumer Law issues
  • Corporate restructuring and intellectual property commercialisation
  • Commercial and technology transactions and corporate governance

Cutting through the red tape of the cosmetics industry.

The cosmetics industry is competitive, dynamic and subject to regulation.

Before cosmetics can be sold to consumers, manufacturers and suppliers must ensure compliance with a range of regulations such as manufacturing standards, ingredient and product safety, labelling and packaging, import/export requirements and intellectual property clearance. Once products are made available, ongoing compliance remains paramount, including in relation to advertising, marketing and consumer laws.

We can assist you to navigate the regulations and protect your business against the risks of product recalls, enforcement actions, competitor disputes and consumer issues.

Industry experts.

We offer specialist industry knowledge, with experience acting for household cosmetics names, and an innovative pricing model that maximises returns for clients. We prioritise commercial awareness, efficiency and price transparency.
Bespoke’s Cosmetics team is supported by the broader expertise within our firm to assist our cosmetics clients with general commercial and corporate, intellectual property and commercial and retail leasing matters.

Key team members: we've got you covered.

Jeremy Szwider

Jeremy Szwider

Principal

Gina Szwider

Gina Szwider

Principal

Viv Burge

Viv Burge

Associate Principal

Kaye Ho

Kaye Ho

Lawyer

Jeremy Szwider

Jeremy Szwider

Principal

Gina Szwider

Gina Szwider

Principal

Viv Burge

Viv Burge

Associate Principal

Kaye Ho

Kaye Ho

Lawyer

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