Copyright provides protection for literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works. Copyright may reside in trade mark logos, designs, appearance of goods, website content, typefaces, get-up of shop and stores, promotional material, photographs, computer software and databases.
With the conception and distribution of a wide range of copyright protected works now done via electronic means, copyright is becoming increasingly important in the commercial context.
Given the global, borderless, democratic nature of the internet, more and more artists are going online to publicize and disseminate their works. Freelance writers and journalists have taken to online self-publication. Musicians and film-makers have taken to online broadcasting. Artists and photographers have taken to online curation. Graphic designers and creative consultants have taken sharing their designs and ideas electronically.
The internet has transformed the way creative professionals do business, but it raises a large number of legal issues where specialist advice is essential. We can provide you with practical, clear advice that is cost-effective and appropriate to your business activities and online presence.