But in these days of disruptive online technologies, when work that took months to perfect can be copied and shared across the world in seconds, protecting copyright is harder than ever.

No wonder many artists are beginning to wonder if it’s even possible, and looking for other ways to exploit the value of their work.

We believe, however, that selective and intelligent efforts to protect copyright, as part of a brand protection strategy, can still pay dividends. Hamlins has been at the forefront of copyright law for the last 30 years.

We are particularly well known for our copyright work in the music industry.


Matthew Pryke is recommended for his expertise in brand management.

Legal 500

Hamlins LLP’s team has particular expertise in protecting and exploiting IP rights within the music, entertainment and media sectors, including copyright and design rights, passing-off, licensing and anti-counterfeiting.

Legal 500 2017

Martin Orchs 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

“Martin Ochs handles the vast majority of PRS’ instructions for infringement of copyright. Hamlins offer an excellent service, providing sound advice and a considerable collection of damages and royalties from legal actions which are vital to the protection of the music industry.”


Litigation Manager - PRS For Music


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