Copyright protects original artistic, literary, musical and dramatic works as well as related areas such as database and moral rights. Copyright is often a significant asset for a business and a commodity to be traded, loaned and shared.
It arises automatically in a new, original work. It is the life blood of the creative industries, and it is vital for every kind of business to understand copyright, including how to protect and exploit it, taking into account the full range of possibilities and opportunities available in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Many of our clients are in copyright critical creative industries such as advertising, media, entertainment and tech. We help businesses of all kinds to understand, protect and get the most from copyright, now and in the future. From simple to complex licensing agreements to initiating and resolving copyright related disputes, our team of experienced and pragmatic experts are here to help.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wins remaining copyright claim: Neil Parkes comments for Intellectual Property Magazine11 May 2021
The Duchess of Sussex has won her remaining copyright claim against the Mail on Sunday’s Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), relating to a published letter for her father prior her wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in 2018.
Counsel to step up anti-piracy efforts after copyright win: Neil Parkes comments for Managing IP12 March 2021
In-house lawyers in the music industry say two court rulings that ordered internet service providers to block access to stream-ripping websites will encourage them to target other services that have slipped through the net, and will add weight to their demands for legislative changes.