Intellectual Property Exploitation
Having the right deal structure and contracts in place to maximise the value of intellectual property rights is critical to the success of creative, innovative and brand focussed businesses.
We have a large specialist team who are experts in dealing with the full spectrum of contracts dealing with intellectual property rights, and who are consistently highly ranked in the legal directories for their work. Our lawyers are deeply immersed in the specialist sectors in which intellectual property rights are conceived, created, sold and exploited, including advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, retail, technology, sport and manufacturing.
Whether you are producing a film, sponsoring a live music event, commissioning a theatrical stage production, using a celebrity to appear in your advertising, licensing a piece of music for use on your website or looking at any other deal which relies on buying, selling, licensing or protecting intellectual property in any way…. We have the expertise and knowledge to help you.
Nigel Dewar Gibb comments for Music & Copyright: Copyright issues in audio streaming stem from complicated digital royalty structures03 March 2017
Nigel Dewar Gibb has written an article for Music & Copyright, a fortnightly research service covering global copyright and legal issues affecting the music industry.
All hands on deck as creative industries and search engines tackle online piracy23 June 2016
The UK Government, through the UKIPO, Ofcom and DMCS, has helped broker an agreement between Google, Bing, the BPI and Motion Picture Association over a new voluntary code of practice.
Give me a break…KitKat latest developments23 June 2016
Last month the Court of Appeal gave us the latest decision in the long running battle between Nestle and Cadbury.
Clash of the Titans: Google v Uber23 June 2016
In February, Waymo, part of Google’s parent company, sued Uber for theft of confidential information. Allegedly, a former employee of Waymo, who had been a key part of Google’s driverless car initiative, took 14,000 files and then shortly jumped ship to start up his own autonomous vehicle company. A short time later, Uber acquired the start-up for $680 million.
To UPC or not UPC implementation of Unified Patent Court delayed23 June 2016
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is intended to provide a regional forum resolve patent disputes.
Public goes nutellay crazy for AI design22 June 2016
Nutella hit the headlines in February this year after using an algorithm to produce millions of unique labels in Italy. The jars flew off the shelves with customers keen to get their hands on a one-of-a kind jar. Each label design was completely unique with only the Nutella logo remaining the same.
Playing with fire: user-generated content on Twitter22 June 2016
The strange world of Twitter, where brands engage with their customers at their peril. The main lesson learned from the recent #WalkersWave Twitter promotion is one that brands have heard before: the British public love nothing more than a piss-take.