Copyright and Design

"Content" is more than just the latest creative buzzword; creative content and design drive commercial growth and genuine innovation builds market leaders.  Copyright, designs and associated rights are therefore increasingly significant and valuable rights, which must adapt to rapid changes brought about by digitisation, disruptive technologies and new business models.

Our intellectual property lawyers operate across all sectors advising on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of designs, copyright and associated rights.  We are experts in extracting maximum value from those rights for our clients. We understand the technological and legal landscape, and we match our clients in their appetite to innovate, delivering commercial solutions that protect and promote their interests.

We advise on copyright issues across all creative and content-rich industries including Technology, Media & Entertainment, esports, Betting & Gaming, Art and Retail.

Our design lawyers are sector experts across a range of industries with particular expertise in Retail, FMCG and Automotive

Key Services

  • Copyright ownership and clearance reviews
  • Advising on use and exploitation of copyright works, including licensing programmes
  • Acting for clients in copyright infringement disputes, which often have accompanying claims of data theft, database right infringement, or other economic torts; and obtaining an extensive range of remedies against infringers, from final injunctions and damages awards to Without Notice Search and Freezing Orders
  • Advising on protection, exploitation and enforcement of rights in databases, in particular, in relation to rights in sports databases
  • Dealing with online piracy including managing notice and takedown procedures, obtaining website blocking orders, and co-ordination with payment providers
  • Addressing IP crime and piracy through our White Collar Crime & Investigations team, including conducting private prosecutions, by a team led by former Senior Crown Prosecutors
  • Registered design clearance, filing, prosecution and enforcement concerning all forms of products and product packaging
  • Strategic portfolio management in relation to protection of designs through registered and unregistered right
  • Acting for clients in relation to design right infringement disputes
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