Media, entertainment and publishing

By 2021, the UK entertainment and media sector will be worth £72 billion. Digital services will account for over 60% of this, helped by the 14.5 trillion MB of data being consumed on the UK’s 89 million smartphones. The UK advertising industry will be worth £20 billion, 75% of which will be digital. If the estimated value in this sector is accurate, brands need to be ready. You need to exploit this opportunity with innovative and engaging content to create the ultimate customer experience.

Client Testimonial
“I’m very happy with this simple solution, as it’s now resolved without any messy business. BIG THANKS again to you for your help on this, I would have never reached this point without you”.

Mr Bingo (Artist)

How we can help

Whether you work in film and TV production, publishing, marketing, sport or the Internet — when it comes to IP, your primary consideration will be “how do we leverage our IP assets for a maximum return?” Key to this is understanding what IP your business owns, how to exploit it and any risks you face. We can assist with brand clearance, brand protection and enforcement, licensing, domain name disputes and copyright issues. If most of your content is digital, copyright issues and protecting your brand online are vital. It’s essential that contracts are put in place with third party developers and designers to ensure that your business owns the copyright in your content. You also need to consider brand clearance in advance of launch. Brand names, icons and characters should be registered as trade marks or designs. We work with a variety of clients from SMEs to university spin-offs, major publishing houses and content providers. Some of our clients include Octopus Publishing, MarathonBet, Jazz FM and Oxford Analytica.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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Case Study

Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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Case Study

Regent’s University London

Protecting a brand against an aggressive claimant

An aggressive approach to legal action doesn’t always work out well, as one University discovered by having its trade mark rights revoked.

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Blogs

Copyright

31-01-2019

Copyright in gaming — why is everyone suing Fortnite?

Find out why Fortnite's success has sparked several high-profile legal battles over popular dances.

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Copyright

21-12-2018

IP and social media — a guide for content creators and meme sharers

Concerned about sharing memes, photos and videos on social media? Here's a guide to stay protected.

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Copyright

18-12-2018

Blurred legal lines (part two) — the copyright debate

Gaye family wins copyright battle over 'Blurred Lines', sparks wider debate about copying music.

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Key people

Find out more about our team.

Milton Keynes

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant

Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner

London

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner

London

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Cardiff

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Newcastle

London

Mark Green

Partner

Cardiff

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