Media & publishing

We can claim many years of collective experience working with the media and publishing industries, and have the resources and knowledge to advise them on every aspect of their business.

Intellectual property protection and exploitation for media and publishing enterprises is a key area of strength, as are commercial contracts. We can also provide detailed advice on the often highly charged and continually developing areas of defamation, malicious falsehood and breach of privacy/confidence.  We are able to defend complaints in court, before the media regulators, mediate disputes and if necessary take free speech issues to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Our media clients include a range of magazine and book publishers and Internet businesses, both in the UK and internationally.

Recent work 

  • Advising a publishing company on the promotion, on a popular daytime TV show, of a new book written by one of the stars of the well-known US sitcom, "Sex and the City®".
  • Acting for a very successful, emerging Internet business on the acquisition of content and related intellectual property issues.
  • Acting for the same Internet business in the successful out-of-court settlement of a copyright infringement claim by Walt Disney.

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