Media and entertainment

Our flourishing media, entertainment and publishing practice acts for some of the world’s leading organisations operating across these rapidly converging industries, and advising on the full spectrum on IP-related matters and disputes.

The scientific and technical acumen of our team gives us unique insight into the complex issues which lie at the intersection between media and technology. Such perspective has enabled us to advise on a number of high-profile media, entertainment and publishing disputes in the electronics and telecommunications sectors, including matters concerning circumvention of protection measures.

More broadly, our experience has ranged from advising on publishing contracts to handling major TV, film and music copyright disputes.

Key cases

  • Motorola v BT (digital TV)

  • Sony Computer Entertainment v Ball (copy protection circumvention devices)

  • Banier v News Group Newspapers (copyright - photographs)

  • Rovi v Virgin Media & TiVo (patents – TV guides)