Copyright, acquisition of rights agreements etc.
Our Creative, Digital and Media team keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies and will help you access new platforms for your content, exploit your creative investments while protecting your rights, your brand and your reputation.
We advise at every stage of the business life cycle. For more mature businesses we can advise on partnership and collaboration agreements and help you commercialise your intellectual property into revenue streams through licensing, sponsorship, distribution agreements and royalties.
Our experts act for a broad mix of content providers and well-known personalities from the worlds of television and radio, music, digital media, publishing and advertising.
We understand the new digital models and the fast-evolving intellectual property and licensing challenges and can help you turn your ideas and innovations into start-up enterprises. Our team are experts in helping you secure funding, advising on copyright and format protection agreements and the acquisition of rights.
Our media solicitors understand you want affordable, practical, innovative and commercial legal solutions. We have in-depth experience of dealing with:
- copyright and format protection and exploitation
- option and acquisition of rights agreements
- production and co-production agreements
- release forms and location agreements
- artists’ agreements
- merchandising agreements
Our clients come to our leading copyright practitioners for assistance on, for example: protecting copyright works through litigation and other enforcement strategies; exploiting online platforms and new media (working closely with our Technology practice); negotiating ownership and use of copyright; issues arising during M&A and restructuring activity; publishing and content contracts; aggregation and scraping.
Our Copyright practice represents a broad array of clients including prestigious book, magazine, newspaper, online and music publishers, broadcasters, industry organisations, collecting societies, and individual authors, artists and musicians.
The practice has an outstanding track record of protecting the rights of owners and exploiters of copyright works and helping them to license and exploit those rights in the most effective way, both individually and collectively. We regularly help clients in the sale and purchase of catalogues of copyright work, including carrying out due diligence. Clients seek our advice on both a national and a European level.