Copyright

Whether you are a publisher, software or website developer, musician, artist, graphic designer, architect, photographer, author, film producer, advertising agency, playwright or you are otherwise involved in the creative industries - we have considerable expertise in helping clients of all sizes secure, exploit and protect their copyright works. We also assist clients in lawfully exploiting the copyright works of third parties.

Relevant Experience
  • Advising the business behind a world famous author’s literary estate in connection with the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of the client’s intellectual property rights. In particular:
    • Advising the business on the drafting and negotiation of various copyright licences and character merchandise licenses with third party licensees based in various territories around the world;
    • Advising the business on its copyright (and other intellectual property rights) enforcement strategy, including preparing cease and desist correspondence and the drafting and negotiation of associated settlement agreements and undertakings;
    • Acting on behalf of the business in legal proceedings in the High Court, against the operator of an unlicensed leisure attraction.
  • Acting on behalf of a professional employment organisation in defending high-value legal proceedings brought against it in the High Court for copyright infringement and breach of the terms of a copyright licence, including advising on settlement/mediation of the dispute.
  • Acting on behalf of a world renowned provider of virtualisation technology and networking solutions in taking action against various infringers of the client’s copyright in its software and its online and offline training materials.
  • Acting on behalf of a gin distillery in respect of allegations made against it, concerning the allegedly unlawful use of photographs and imagery in its marketing and promotional materials and on its website.
  • Advising the guitarist of one of the UK’s best known prog-rock bands in respect of a dispute concerning royalty payments due on sales of one of the band’s albums.
  • Advising a provider of personal, social, health and economic educational courses and training materials on:
    • The commercialisation and protection of its courses and training materials when licensing them to schools and other educational establishments; and
    • A copyright licence between our client and a composer, in respect of sound recordings and musical works, for inclusion in its courses and training materials.

Key Contact

Tom Phipps

Partner

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+44 (0)1752 526010


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Intellectual Property