Design Rights

Often called in at the early stages of a design brief, we are able to add significant value when you are creating or exploiting designs.

This is particularly evident when it comes to acquiring or licensing third party designs, where our expertise can be vital to judge the commercial value of the proposition. For example, we recently helped a special effects company to develop a new licensing business for innovative areas of its technology.

And if your designs are stolen, our IP disputes team is experienced at bringing infringement claims to protect clients.


Matthew Pryke is recommended for his expertise in brand management.

Legal 500

“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

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 Ochs 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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