Intellectual Property Disputes

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, Hospitality & 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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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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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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Our Experience

    Hamlins are one of the most regular users of the Chancery Division of the High Court in this field, which regularly leads to reported and ground breaking judgements. Examples include:

    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- Fletcher [2015] EWHC 2562 (Ch)
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- Nash [2014] EWHC 3986 (Ch)
    • ITV Broadcasting Limited and Others v TVCatchup Limited and Others [2015] EWCA Civ 204
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd v Balogun (t/a Mama Africa) [2018] EWHC 1327 (Ch)
    • Phonographic Performance Ltd -v- John t/a Socialite [2015] EWHC 3394 (Ch)
    • FA Premier League Ltd v QC Leisure & Others [2008] EWHC 1411 (Ch) UEFA v Euroview Sport Ltd [2010] EWHC 1066 (Ch)
    • Football Association Premier League Ltd and others v QC Leisure and others [2012] EWHC 108 (Ch)
    • UEFA v Euroview Sport Ltd [2010] EWHC 1066 (Ch)
    • Football Association Premier League Ltd and others v QC Leisure and others [2012] EWHC 108 (Ch
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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.

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