Our specialist group covers all areas of intellectual property, including copyright and moral rights, unregistered design right, registered designs, registered trade marks, passing off, database right, patents, privacy, data protection, confidentiality.
We are well-known in the field of media and entertainment law, and deal with matters including defamation, malicious falsehood, image rights, music rights (performers’ rights, recording rights), TV format rights and film rights.
Our barristers work with clients ranging from large corporations to micro-enterprises, individual professionals, artists, inventors and musicians. We are active in industries including music, film, TV, art & design, literary, photographic, and throughout the business and financial sectors.
Services include contentious work, such drafting, negotiation, representation and mediation, as well as the non-contentious protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Here are our specialisms in more detail:
The High Court judgment in Technomed v Bluecrest Health Screening is interesting and important for two reasons – ...
On the 10th November 2016 the CJEU held that a European trade mark for the three-dimensional representation of a puzzle (essentially a Rubik’s cube) could not continue to be registered as an EU trade mark as it offended against Article 7(1)(e)(ii) of the Trade Mark Regulation 40/94.
Posting a hyperlink to copyright works that appear on the internet without a copyright owner's consent is not an infringement, unless done for financial gain. So the CJEU ruled on 8 September 2016 in GS Media v Sanoma (Case C – 160/15).