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Copyright & Design Rights

Our copyright & design rights team advises on ownership and infringement

Our copyright & design rights team provides clients with practical advice to ensure their ownership of copyright and unregistered designs in the works and materials created by their employees or sub-contractors. We also advise on associated licensing, assignment and exploitation of rights. We have extensive experience of advising on infringement and, in the case of registered designs, the validity and revocation of rights.

Our intellectual property lawyers advise across an array of industry sectors including media, telecommunications, hospitality, transport, oil & gas and FMCG.

Our Copyright & Design Rights Insights

  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Copyright ownership for a leading non-profit organisation

    Advising a leading non-profit organisation on the ownership of copyright and other IP in works generated by employees, consultants, and contractors, in addition to counseling clients on joint copyright ownership and commercialisation issues and preparing related contractual agreements.

    United Arab Emirates

    Multi-jurisdictional copyright advice for a web services provider

    Counselling a leading web services provider on local copyright right law and practice in relation to the introduction of novel web-based services and content in multiple jurisdictions in the MENA region.

    United Arab Emirates

    National content digitisation project advice

    Counselling a Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) entity on a national content digitisation project and implications under local and international copyright law.

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a global food manufacturer on copyright issues

    Advising a global manufacturer of food products on copyright, trade mark, registered design issues both globally and across the region.

    United Arab Emirates

    Regional broadcaster copyright exception advice

    Advising a major GCC broadcaster in relation to its ability to rely on the copyright exceptions under UAE law and across the region in order to use third party content and broadcasts in its programmes, in particular in relation to showing sports highlights.

    United Arab Emirates
  • Acting for cosmetic medical clinics in Copyright and trademark infringement

    Defending a leading chain of UK cosmetic medical clinics against a claim for copyright infringement, trade mark infringement and passing off

    United Kingdom

    Negotiating licence with oil major

    Representing a leading UK change management consultancy specialising in the oil & gas sector, in complex negotiations with an oil major relating to the licensing of copyright and confidential information embodying our client's proprietary technology and project management methodologies

    United Kingdom

    Defending patent infringement proceedings relating to pre-natal tests

    Advising The Doctors Laboratory and TDL Genetics, part of the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK, in defence of English High Court patent infringement proceedings brought by Illumina and Sequenom relating to the HARMONY pre-natal test

    United Kingdom