Creating, exploiting and protecting intellectual property rights is at the heart of many of our clients’ businesses.
We cover all the major creative industry sectors, including advertising, digital & tech, film & TV, music, publishing, sport & gaming and theatre.
We advise a wide range of clients from large multinational corporations to private individuals, from owner-managed businesses to cultural institutions. The main focus of our work includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, intellectual property advisory work, and dispute resolution.
Whoever our client is, our approach is founded on a profound understanding of their business. This, together with our network and close professional relationships in the creative industries, enables us to give our clients real-world, expert advice that shapes and informs their commercial decisions.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Copyright and related rights
- Trade marks (registered and unregistered)
- Database rights
- Design rights (registered and unregistered)
- Advice on content creation and exploitation
- Advice on the financing of media projects
- Advice on catalogue and product acquisitions and disposals
- Stand-alone due diligence
- Outsourced or overflow business affairs
- Litigation and dispute resolution
They provide carefully considered support and guidance, adding value at every stage of the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
They demonstrate commercial and industry knowledge while being a fast and effective team.
Great team; extremely client focused; great on-point legal advice but pragmatic and helpful – solution orientated.
Knowledgeable, organised, promptly responds to queries.
Jim Dennis is always available, never too much trouble, and pleasure to work with. Advice always succinct and commercially astute.