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 Applicants appealed a decision of the Upper Tribunal refusing to grant permission to appeal a costs decision made in judicial review proceedings.
A diplomatic agent and his wife are posted to London. They subsequently employ a foreign domestic worker to look after their children. The domestic worker is also required to cook and clean for the family.
The Court of Appeal confirmed that there was no obligation to expressly plead fundamental dishonesty in order to invite the court to make such a finding at trial.
The introduction of the statutory regime imposing compulsory and rapid adjudication under the terms of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (‘the Act’)..