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A guide to intellectual property in the creative industries

Global, United Kingdom - February 19 2021 Ever had a creative concept stolen by a client or prospective client? Are you certain that you legally 'own' your brand identity? Could you defend…

Alison Cole, Gareth Price

Battle of the bands — when band members fall out, who keeps their trade mark?

United Kingdom - August 4 2020 Ever wondered how a band with only one or two original members can still perform using the original band name? From UB40 to Fleetwood Mac…

Hugo Boss v Hugo Boss — is Joe Lycett right to highlight aggressive brand protection strategies?

United Kingdom - March 3 2020 ​The comedian formerly known as Joe Lycett has changed his name by deed poll to that of German fashion house HUGO BOSS, in a stunt designed to…

A guide to intellectual property in the creative industries — protecting pitches, brands and concepts

United Kingdom - February 18 2020 Ever had a creative concept stolen by a client or prospective client? Are you certain that you legally ‘own’ your brand identity? Could you defend…

Alison Cole, Gareth Price

Copyright is for losers, trade marks are for Banksy — the Banksy trade mark case explained

European Union, United Kingdom - October 23 2019 ​"Possibly the least poetic reason to hold an art show". That's what Bristol's greatest and most secretive street artist Banksy reportedly had to say…