Media and Technology
Rapid changes in technology and the way we create and consume media have led to a multitude of opportunities for businesses and individuals.
In IT, we handle:
- Supply agreements for hardware or software
- The use of managed services
- Cloud storage
- Web-based businesses
On the media side, we look after:
- Licensing agreements for film and TV across all platforms
- Talent contracts
- Publishing, both online and physical
Whether you're an app developer, a systems architect, a film producer, TV presenter, author or publisher, we offer pragmatic, commercial advice and the ability to handle all of your contractual needs.
The Shape of Copyright
Ed Sheeran has just won a long-running High Court copyright battle over his 2017 hit track “Shape of You” (Sheeran and others v Chokri and others  EWHC 827 (Ch) (6 April 2022), which...
12.04.2022 / Read More
Video Games, Robots and Arches
As we move into 2022 we thought we’d take a look at three recent legal decisions in the tech/intellectual property space that might be of interest to content providers, platforms, inventors and...
01.02.2022 / Read More
Protecting your creations: are ideas two a penny?
With the increasing influx of creative talent to the South West, it seems like a good moment to consider the sort of issues faced by those who wish to protect and exploit intellectual property, in par...
26.10.2021 / Read More
Trademarks and caterpillars
You may have seen the battle of the caterpillar cakes on social media, as M&S takes legal action against Aldi, arguing that the supermarket's “Cuthbert the Caterpillar” cake infringes...
22.04.2021 / Read More
Patrick Mears joins Battens to head Bath commercial offering
Leading South West law firm Battens Solicitors has today announced the appointment of Patrick Mears as Head of Commercial Property, Bath. Renowned for his considerable expertise in commercial law, ser...
11.01.2021 / Read More