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Almost all businesses will have some dealings with copyright, whether you develop creative works during your day-to-day business activities or in collaboration with the help of a third party.
Our copyright lawyers have a strong track record helping clients overcome some of the most difficult challenges faced by people that generate creative works. We can help you resolve a copyright infringement dispute, identify ownership of creative works within your business, and provide advice to license and exploit the value of your copyright.
Our team can assist you across all areas of intellectual property law, including:
Defending you from copyright infringement claims
Our copyright solicitors can advise you on the steps you need to take to avoid copyright infringement. If you have already been accused of copyright infringement, we can advise you on your legal options and the steps you need to take to quickly resolve your dispute.
Many business owners and directors wrongly assume that setting up a limited liability company protects them from personal liability from copyright infringement committed by their company, but this is not true. From our personal experience, we have seen firsthand, business owners and directors being personally sued for copyright infringement. Putting their home, savings and other personal assets at risk.
Protecting your intellectual property rights in the UK or abroad
Having spent so much time and effort developing creative works it is important that you take action to protect and enforce your rights. We can advise you on the best approach to take if you believe someone has infringed by using or reproducing your work.
Depending on your situation we may resolve your dispute using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or settlement. If the infringer is unwilling to co-operate we will use our litigation experience and knowledge of the intellectual property court to take legal action against them.
We will support you in taking legal action if an infringement against your creative work has occurred in another country, using that jurisdiction’s copyright laws.
Exploring the untapped potential of your creative works
We provide practical advice for businesses and individuals that are looking to successfully exploit their creative work, whether that is through a sale or a licensing agreement. We can support you in developing a go-to-market strategy that will maximise the return on your investment. We will help you every step of the way, identifying potential prospects to pitch to, negotiating agreements on your behalf and conducting due diligence checks to help you avoid common pitfalls.
Our copyright solicitors understand the importance of acting swiftly in response to any infringement of your copyright, to protect your brand and prevent financial losses. We will use our experience to make it clear that a breach of your copyright will not be tolerated.
If an infringement against your creative work has occurred in another country, we will seek to intervene using that jurisdiction’s specific copyright laws.
We can also act for you if you’ve been accused of copyright infringement. Watch the Head of Intellectual Property, Lindsay Gledhill explaining a little-known way you can resolve such a situation:
Our innovative pricing plans: At Harper James we can offer copyright support from an experienced copyright solicitor from as little as £140ph due to our subscription pricing plans and remote operating model.
Attracting the best talent from across the UK: The remote operating model not only improves the work-life balance of our lawyers but also widens the talent pool available to us. This allows us to attract experienced copyright lawyers from across the UK.
A full-service law firm: We work closely with our colleagues in the commercial law team to help draft water-tight agreements that allow you to capitalise on opportunities while limiting your exposure to risk.
Having worked with many innovative start-ups we have an unrivaled understanding of copyright law in the digital landscape. Our knowledge of technology means we can quickly gather and present credible evidence in the High Court and Intellectual Property Court. This type of experience is invaluable as copyright infringements involving websites, software, digital designs and generative Ai become more prevalent.
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Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
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Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.
We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.