Why choose our Copyright and Database Rights lawyers?We know that understanding copyright and database rights can be core to business competitiveness. Whether a business licenses its software systems from third parties or develops its own programmes; a company regards the databases of its customers, suppliers and other business information as important assets to be protected from competitors; or a business' products have eye catching designs that it wants to avoid new entrants to market imitating - copyright is the key to protecting valuable assets from infringement.
Working closely with our clients to ensure the dispute process is managed efficiently, our experts give clear, pragmatic advice in line with our client's commercial aims. We also work with technology companies that provide image rights protection services.
We have extensive experience advising on copyright disputes, ranging from traditional cases dealing with the copying of literary or artistic works, through to more technical matters such as screen scraping and use of computer systems' business logic.
Notable deals and highlights
- We have advised a well-known multinational media company on copyright enforcement matters.
- The team has assisted well-known broadcasters in relation to the use of unauthorised third party set-top boxes.
- We are acting for Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency for Great Britain, in a high profile case in the UK High Court in relation to the misuse of their mapping data by a third party. This is anticipated to be the leading case on the scope of the European database rights and its application to mapping data.