Trademarks – Intellectual Property
Our Intellectual Property team advises on all aspects of the law relating to media and intellectual property. This includes copyright, trade marks, design rights and related areas of competition and European law.
We have a strong reputation for the management and protection of intellectual property rights with cases in the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. We have particular expertise in copyright licensing, enforcement and valuation (including disputes before the Copyright Tribunal) and also specialise in brand protection (including trade mark registrations in the UK, EU and internationally and “passing off” cases).
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Changes in the media and entertainment industry continue at a frantic pace with the digitization of content, the increasing adoption of broadband distribution technologies and the increasing globalisation of the industry.
Our specialist lawyers work with media and entertainment businesses on a daily basis, from global entertainment corporations to local independents and individuals. Our clients span the film, digital distribution, music, broadcasting, theatre, publishing, sport and sports entertainment sectors.
We provide proactive and commercial advice on all aspects of the law as it impacts the media industry including recording, film and video contracts, film financing, rights acquisition and distribution agreements, licensing, publishing, artist management and promotion, merchandising agreements and royalty disputes. We appear in Courts and before Arbitrators on behalf of media clients to resolve disputes arising from contractual interpretations and to protect and enforce clients’ intellectual property rights.
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