Intellectual Property and Rights Infringement

We provide a full legal service on all cases of IP infringement, including trade marks, passing off, copyright, design right, database right, patents, advertising disputes and domain name disputes.

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Often the law doesn’t always keep up with changes in the rest of the world. As technology evolves, it can outpace the mechanisms required to protect it. Or else, disruptive technologies can undercut established rights. That’s why your legal advisors need to be as creative as you are.

We advise our clients on the full range of IP matters that affect their businesses. Although we advise clients across a spectrum of industries, we have a particular expertise in Media & Entertainment, Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure, Sport and Retail & Fashion sectors. This gives us a unique insight enabling us to provide legal advice that is carefully tailored to the commercial concerns of clients in these sectors.

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Music Collecting Societies

Hamlins act for Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS For Music in the protection of their copyright in sound recordings and musical works. Between them, the collecting societies represent hundreds of thousands of performers, composers and record companies and collect hundreds …

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TRAP Worldwide

Advising and acting on behalf of long term client TRAP Worldwide (Trade mark and Rights holders Against Piracy). TRAP is the industry trade body for the UK music merchandising industry on issues such as unauthorised copying/counterfeiting of band merchandise, coordinating …

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Bravado International Limited and Danilo Promotions Limited

Hamlins acted on this landmark case in the French Courts on behalf of Bravado International Group Limited and Danilo Promotions Limited. The claim seeks a civil action for damages for breach of image rights and unfair competition arising from the …

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Our Experience

    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- Fletcher [2015] EWHC 2562 (Ch)
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- Nash [2014] EWHC 3986 (Ch)
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- John t/a Socialite [2015] EWHC 3394 (Ch)
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The team is ‘very well organised and attentive to client needs; and the team provides good advice on the strength of legal positions’.

Legal 500 2019

Hamlins LLP’s “overall level of service delights clients”.

Legal 500 2017 - Commercial litigation

Martin is listed in the Legal 500 2017 as a next generation music lawyer. He is described as “tenacious, well-organised, hardworking and intelligent”.

Legal 500 2017

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