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:
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On 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the joined appeals of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley v Emirates  EWCA Civ 1530.
In Aaron Harris v Hounslow London Borough Council  EWCA 1476 the Court of Appeal has underlined the importance of social landlords being permitted to provide speedy relief to the victims of anti-social behaviour.
The claim that came before Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE in Jacobs UK Ltd v Skanska Construction Ltd concerned a party’s right to commence an adjudication, withdraw it...
The Court of Appeal was again faced with a question of contractual interpretation where a close textual analysis appeared to provide an unusual commercial outcome.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act’) requires all letting agents in England and Wales to publicise details of their fees and provide a description of the fee that is ...