As a niche media and litigation practice we fully recognise the importance of protecting the name, brand, image and creative work of our clients. We appreciate that once a breach of intellectual property has been detected, our clients will want that breach to be halted as quickly as possible and for their brands to be protected from further damage and exploitation.
We have substantial experience of enforcing our clients’ intellectual property rights and protecting brand names and marks through commencing and defending High Court proceedings, including injunctive actions, which involve:
We act in substantial intellectual property cases to protect our client’s rights and brands. Some current examples include:
“The TOWIE litigation”:
Brian Belo (1) Massive TV Ltd (2) and Sassy Films Ltd (3) v Lime Pictures Ltd (1) and ITV plc (2).
We defended Lime Pictures Ltd and ITV Plc in the much-publicised claim brought by the Claimants for Breach of copyright and Breach of confidence. The Claim settled on the first day of trial on confidential terms. See our testimonial from James Webster of Hiscox.
Bauer Radio Ltd v Global Radio Ltd
We acted for the Claimant in High Court proceedings over the intellectual property rights in the strapline “Manchester’s No.1 Hit Music Station”.
UCAS v O’Connor
We have secured appropriate undertakings from the Defendant to secure the closure of a website wrongly using the Registered Trade Mark belonging to our client and passing off.
Artisan v Sellers
We represent the Defendant (and Claimant by Counterclaim) in proceedings in the Patents County Court in respect of copyright infringement in a celebrated woodwork DVD and book series.
Dior v CSL
We represented the Defendant in a breach of copyright action based on TV Commercials
Our lawyers have considerable experience of domain name disputes.
Contact Mark Manley on 01244 230000