Maitland offers a wide range of experience in this field. We are regularly instructed by major record labels, film, television and theatre producers, directors, broadcasters, publishers, newspapers and distribution companies as well as artists, performers, composers, writers, managers and agents. We also act for the major UK collecting societies and industry bodies.
Our expertise embraces all aspects of the media and entertainment industries and covers, in particular, licensing agreements and contractual disputes, royalty payments, rights infringement claims, issues arising out of co-productions and joint ventures, and grants of media and broadcasting rights.
We provide expertise in intellectual property rights, in particular copyright, performers’ rights, passing off, trade marks, breach of confidence and image rights. We also advise and represent businesses involved in online exploitation and providers of information society services.
Our barristers are also able to draw upon their expertise in commercial, insolvency, and property law where they feature in media and entertainment disputes.
Our barristers appear regularly in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court in media and entertainment disputes and have particular expertise of acting in cases before the specialist Copyright Tribunal.