Background

Robert specialises in intellectual property (advisory, commercial and contentious) and related information technology and media work including data protection (data privacy), freedom of information, advertising and sales promotion. Robert advises on copyright, design rights, trade marks, patents, know-how and trade secrets, database rights, moral rights and all forms of registered and unregistered IPR, with particular focus on creative industries.

Robert has a particular interest in entertainment and convergence (between traditionally separate industries in relation to the delivery of electronic content, be it film, TV, publishing, gambling or other multimedia), and also advises a great number of brands and fashion industry clients.

Robert is a voting member of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
He is also Worldwide Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of Meritas, the global network of independent law firms.


Recent experience

  • High growth Tech companies on IP protection, licensing, software development and operational agreements
  • Film and TV production companies on content, production and distribution issues
  • Advising on IP infringement claims on behalf of numerous IP owners
  • Advising on endorsements for and with sports people and other public figures
  • Advising artists, galleries and arts bodies such as the Association of Illustrators
  • Advising well known fashion, jewellery and retail brands on trade mark and design infringements, licensing, brand promotion, franchising and agency agreements
  • IP aspects of media related mergers and acquisitions (especially companies in Tech, media or entertainment space).