IP and data protection

If your wealth derives from a branded business, or your skill as an entrepreneur, artist, inventor, musician, sports or media personality, the value of your IP can far outweigh the physical assets you have.

Protecting, enforcing and exploiting your IP rights is therefore of crucial importance. This is particularly so in the current economy and with the EU planning a major overhaul of data protection law to meet the challenges of the digital age. With such an evolving landscape, it is easy to see how you may struggle to stay abreast of the various changes that may, or may not, affect you. This is our expertise.

We can help you navigate this already complex area, whilst helping you prepare for any changes on the horizon.

We act for several large and high profile businesses, frequently advising the owners and directors. We also have an excellent track record advising high profile artists, media and sports personalities. We not only advise on the law, but can also provide commercial and strategic advice on your data protection and data privacy policies.

We can help you across a wide range of matters, such as:

  • The creation, acquisition, protection and exploitation of intellectual property
  • IP licensing
  • Sponsorship and endorsement agreements
  • Data protection issues in commercial contracts
  • Data transfers outside the EEA and electronic marketing
  • Brand protection strategies
  • Commercial exploitation of rights in creative industries
  • IP due diligence and disputes
  • Privacy and website policies
  • Data protection in relation to employment, including recruitment and monitoring.

Our team has extensive experience helping high profile brand entrepreneurs and artistic clients manage the ever-changing data protection landscape and the challenges involved in protecting their IP.

Our recent work has included:
  • Successfully settling an infringement claim for our clients, the estate and descendants of an artist, against a well known UK band
  • Providing a range of legal advice to an international sports personality, including:
    • Advising on the renewal of his agreement with a top sponsor, including in relation to the exploitation of his image rights and other IP rights
    • Advising on the IP licence to a top company for the production of a sponsored product
    • Providing continuing advice on his website and related matters
    • Drafting confidentiality agreements and policing IP rights, including unauthorised use of photos, logos etc.