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Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries

Our lawyers understand creative development.

Some projects develop quickly, others can take years of development, investment and collaboration. However, we understand the importance of both the exploitation and protection of creative ideas at each stage throughout the entire process.

We give our clients the support they need to progress their projects and ideas into commercial opportunities both nationally and internationally. Our specialists have the experience and expertise to advise clients on all aspects of their intellectual property rights, including protection, commercialisation and enforcement.

Our clients range from high profile musicians, artists and influencers to football clubs, production companies and organisations in the creative sector. We have also advised on brand strategy and brand-licensing for emerging university start-up companies to merchandise agreements for well-known Hollywood animated characters.

We have a particular specialism in IP through a combination of commercial lawyers and experienced trade mark attorneys. Our team can advise clients on all aspects of the registrability, availability and suitability of trade marks, reviewing any marketing and branding material for products, including packaging and devices (logos) and advising clients in any contentious matters, such as oppositions and infringements of trade marks and designs.

  • National and international sports clubs and athletes
  • Influencers, Presenters, and Broadcasters
  • Actors, Writers, Producers, and Directors
  • Recording Artists
  • Fashion Designers
  • Perfumery brands 
  • Luxury brands
  • Professional services firms
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Pharmaceuticals manufacturers
  • Drafting talent contracts for a UK-based agency
  • Working with a well-known London gallery on their employee and shareholding structures
  • Advising staff during the closure of a daily newspaper
  • Securing the withdrawal of a global beverage company’s trade mark application in opposition proceedings
  • Negotiating high-value software development and web-build contracts for household names
  • Successfully defending a client from claims of registered design infringement brought by a well-known entrepreneur
  • Combatting threatened opposition proceedings by a major international food retailer
  • Overcoming multiple grounds for refusal in UK and EU trademark applications deemed to be devoid of distinctive character
  • Achieving a substantial financial settlement for an infringed party, despite no loss or account of profits

Glaisyers ETL expertise delivered straight to you.

Whether you are starting up or already fully established, our experienced team will deliver the best outcome for you.

Sara Shulman, Solicitor.

David Jones, Executive Partner.

Glaisyers ETL | London
Pinners Hall
105-108 Old Broad St
London EC2N 1ER

Call: +44 (0)20 7842 8000

Glaisyers ETL | Manchester
3 Hardman St
Manchester M3 3HF

Call: +44 (0)161 832 4666