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Media & Entertainment

The principal area of media & entertainment law has, within it, aspects related to intellectual property law as it involves trademarks and copyrights related to films, music etc. Our team specialises in drafting contracts, negotiation and litigation support.


Our areas of expertise include:


  • Films & Music: Drafting of agreements, including talent agreements with (screen-writers, film directors, actors, composers, production designers), advising and resolving issues related to title, production and post-production, trade unions, distribution, motion picture industry negotiations and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyrights and trademarks
  • Television and radio: Advice related to broadcast licensing and regulatory issues and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
  • Theatre: Drafting rental agreements and co-production agreements, and advising on other performance oriented legal issues
  • Multimedia: Advice related to software licensing issues, information technology law, and intellectual property issues
  • Publishing and Print Media: Advising on issues related to advertising, author agreements and intellectual property, especially relating to copyright
  • Visual Arts and Design: Including fine arts, issues of consignment of artworks to art dealers, moral rights of sculptors regarding works in public places; and industrial design, issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products
  • The team also assists clients in matters related to defamation, personality rights and privacy rights issues