IP and Contracts

Intellectual Property and Copyright Services

Intellectual property is at the heart of the creative industries. Protecting the interests and rights in your creative work is the key to success.

We advise clients on:

  • Authorship and ownership – copyright protection; moral rights and performing rights;
  • Copyright- assignment; licensing and use of other artists’ material;
  • Registering Band trademarks and brand protection;
  • Digital exploitation and maximising income streams.

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Getting “signed” is of course exciting and what many musicians work towards. However, it is important that you don’t just sign the dotted line.

Over an artist’s career, you will see a large number of contracts- the agreement with a manager, record deal, publishing deal, sponsorship deal, manufacturing deal, band agreements, manufacturing and distribution, and much more. These agreements are often very long and full of legal language, designed specifically to confuse. Our experts will guide you through the contracting and negotiating process, ensuring that you know exactly what you’re entering into.

Our team of lawyers can also prepare a range of industry agreements and offer insightful commercial advice on the terms of those arrangements to ensure your best interests are represented. We will work with you to protect your rights and obtain the best deal possible.

We can also explain at what points and how you should expect to get paid.

For more information contact Rob Moore:

0114 218 4051