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Copyright Infringement

UK Copyright Infringement

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Our copyright infringement solicitors in London give expert advice and guidance to parties involved in copyright disputes. Our London-based IP lawyers can handle copyright disputes at both the pre-action correspondence stage and where infringement proceedings have been commenced in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court or the Patents Court.

Our copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... solicitors have conducted high profile cases involving allegations of copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... infringement in music recordings, celebrity photographs and sculptures. We also advise literary agents on complex issues relating to the duration of copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... and assignmentassignment: the transfer of legal or beneficial ownership of... and licensing issues.

The first step in a copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... infringement claim is to understand whether copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... exists and who owns it. Creators and publishers should note that, for the law to recognise that copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... exists in a piece of work, that work does not need to be formally registered with an official government body. Rather, copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... arises automatically when original work is created by someone who applies sufficient skill or judgment to their creation.

The Copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of..., Designs and Patents Act 1988 sets out the different types of work that will attract copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... law protection, including:

  • Literary, dramatic and musical works
  • Databases
  • Artistic works
  • Sound recordings
  • Films
  • Broadcasts

Save for limited exceptions, only an author of copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... work can copy or reproduce the work. Copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... infringement claims therefore commonly arise upon a discovery that work has been copied and published without the author’s permission. In current times, many such discoveries – particularly where literary and artistic works are concerned – are made online.

Where an infringement has taken place, copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... owners should act swiftly to enforce and protect their valuable economic rights. Our UK copyrightcopyright: the right to deal exclusively in certain types of... infringement solicitors put together expertly crafted cease and desist letters that can get quick results.

If you require advice on the matters discussed above, regardless of whether you are a copyright owner or have been accused of copyright infringement, please get in touch with an IP solicitor at South Bank Legal for a confidential discussion.