We offer supportive and Expert copyright licensing & dispute services to clients in london and beyond
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Copyright protection is essential if you want to make sure that others take advantage of your original, creative or intellectual creation. Copyright laws differ between jurisdictions, but we work with a network of associates who cover all major markets.
We can directly help you in the UK or EU with your copyright matter. From enforcing your copyright to helping you set up licenses of your copyright works. Best of all, we offer this legal service at a very reasonable fee, so you don’t have to worry about the finances.
Our Copyright solicitors can offer advice on copyright ownership, infringement and fair use. We can also help you leverage copyright with third parties.
We work in all areas of copyright including –
- Video games
- Promotional materials
- TV programmes
Copyright arises automatically; it is essentially the right to reproduce (i.e. copy), sell, licence and otherwise exploit ‘creative work’ for a period of time that varies according to the type of creative work produced.
You automatically get copyright protection when you create:
- original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work (drawing, illustration and photography)
- original non-literary written work, such as software, web content etc.
- sound and musical recordings
- film and television recordings as well as broadcasts
There are two types of copyright infringement. There are:
- Primary infringement - this occurs when a person conducts any restricted acts without the permission of the copyright holder. This could be distributing another persons copyrighted work without permission as an example.
- Secondary infringement - this occurs 'further down the supply chain' where infringing copyrighted works are dealt with or their production facilitated.
The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) provides the copyright owner exclusive rights in the UK to conduct the following restricted acts:
- copy the work
- issue (distribute) copies of the work to the public
- rent or lend the work
- perform, show or play the work in public
- communicate the work, and
- adapt it, or do any of the above restricted acts in relation to an adaptation
Any individual who isn't the copyright owner who conducts any of the acts above, either directly or through another person, would be infringing a copyright.
If you are being pursued for trade mark infringement, you should follow the process below.
- Request details about the infringement claim being made against you.
- Verify the claim either through a solicitor or yourself if you have the expert knowledge.
- Find a resolution for the claimed infringement if you are at fault. If not, draft your response to the other party.
Fees: Hourly Rate
Cease & Desist
Cease & Desist Letter: £250
Cease & Desist Advice: £120
Fees inclusive of VAT and disbursements
N.B. provided simple and straightforward