Whether film and television, graphics, furniture design, or even software, our experienced team of copyright lawyers are well equipped to handle the breadth of challenges and complexities faced when enforcing and protecting copyright exclusivity. We have acted for leading global names across the consumer goods, telecommunications, food & drink, media, entertainment and publishing industries.

We are particularly well known for our work for the owners of copyright in mid-century furniture designs. As well as successfully lobbying for a change of UK copyright law for those clients, we have been heavily involved in enforcing their rights. In addition, we have advised our clients in relation to copyright disputes arising out of print and television advertising, as well as product packaging and store designs.

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Example Cases

  • Procter & Gamble v Awan Marketing  (perfumes)
  • Vitra & Others v Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988)
  • Sculpd Limited v Pott’d Creations Limited & Others (consumer products)
  • Cisco Systems v Comptel (software licence dispute)
  • Obtained a worldwide settlement of a copyright infringement claim for a UK artist against a multi-national clothing manufacturer
  • Acted for a multinational consumer products company asserting copyright in relation to a television advertising campaign
  • Advised a consumer electronics company in relation to the protection of its graphical user interface