We advise architects on copyright and design right issues arising from their drawings and use in new developments.
We advise artist, painters, sculptors, photographers and graphic design artists on copyright and design right issues.
Authors and Book Publishing
We act for both sides of the book publishing industry and have considerable expertise in advising on the content of book publishing deals as well as representing authors who believe that their work has been plagiarised by other authors. We have been involved in some of the highest profile and cutting edge disputes in this area.
We represent several well-known brand owners and creators in seeking appropriate and sufficient protection for their brands.
With over 70 years of combined experience working within and advising collecting societies, we are regularly instructed and uniquely equipped to handle any queries or complains with how music industry collecting societies are operating.
We are specialist advisers for all areas of the Media and Creative industries with particular focus on music, film, TV and theatre.
We regularly represent designers from all sectors but especially those within furniture, lighting and fashion. We are closely associated with Anti-Copying in Design (ACID).
Film and TV
We advise national and international TV and radio broadcasters on copyright matters and film companies on the development of film studios and film production contracts.
We advise a broad cross section of the hospitality and leisure communities including restaurants, hotels and retailers in their copyright licensing obligations and on entering into international franchising operations.
We advise local and national manufacturers and distributors on intellectual property issues arising from their day to day operations.
We advise renowned composers, music publishers, world famous performers, record companies, choirs and overseas collecting societies on all aspects of their dealings within the UK music industry ecology.
We advise the trade association of UK parallel importers of medicines and medical devices on post Brexit related issues that provide an existential threat to their business model, and regularly liaise with the relevant UK Government departments to ensure that our client’s members remain able to operate.
Research and Development
We advise universities, researchers and spin out companies in the commercial exploitation of academic innovation.
With over thirty years’ experience working with software companies, including in non-executive directorship roles, we regularly advise on intellectual property issues arising from the creation of and exploitation of new technologies.
We represent two major trade associations and advise them on their intellectual property and regulatory concerns.