Copyright

IP law in the UK has a component which we are all familiar with: copyright law. Currently, copyright law in the UK mostly stems from the Copyrights, Designs, and Patents Act 1998 – and it’s crucial for you, whether you are a musician, writer, artist or an original producer of anything else – that your content is protected.

There are two sides to copyright law: the protection of your intellectual property, and the fair use of others’ intellectual property. Sterling Law can provide expert assistance with both aspects of the law. Protecting your intellectual property means us helping you navigate the more complex parts of copyright law, as well as making sure what you wish to copyright is as clear as possible, to give you a fighting chance if your work is used unfairly. If someone tries to copy your work, pass it off as their own, or broadcast it to others without your consent, you want a team of experienced IP lawyers to help you get the most out of your protections.

Unfortunately, copyright law can also be complex to deal with for genuine reviewers, researchers, critics, parodists, and academics. Sometimes, you may be threatened with a lawsuit even if the law is on your side – and you need to fight this off to ensure you are compensated fairly for this type of overreach. Honest mistakes are also possible by the claimant – but you need to make sure that you are not hurt by this mistake. Sterling Law will advise you on the correct actions to take, what rights you have, and how to pursue your case to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved. For expert advice and assistance, come to Sterling Law.

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IP law has two sides to it: contentious and non-contentious IP. It is important ensure your intellectual property is marked as yours as clearly as possible, and that, in case of infringement – such as someone stealing your graphics, ideas, or branding – you are able to respond quickly and make use of all the resources available that the law provides you with. One of the most effective, and important, ways for you to protect your IP is through patent law, which our team is experienced and capable in.

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