Copyright spans across many industries such as software development, website design, content ownership, music, photographs and other forms or artistic works. We handle all forms of commercial exploitation of copyright, be it in the form of technology development contracts, licensing of content or acquisition/disposal of copyright as part of a business sale.

Our IP Dispute Resolution Team acts to protect clients' interests when their rights are being infringed. We handle all types of disputes involving copyright and database rights in the UK courts and in other jurisdictions.  

Our intellectual property lawyers have wide ranging experience assisting clients with all their database right needs and are leaders in their field. We regularly deal with licensing of database rights and data transfers and are experienced at resolving, managing and reporting in relation to complex copyright and database right portfolios for companies of all sizes. We handle the database rights management, exploitation, enforcement and dispute resolution needs of several large media based clients.

In addition to IP law as it affects database issues, regulatory law places certain obligations on businesses keeping and using databases. Our team advises on Data Protection and Privacy Law, and is experienced in drafting relevant documentation including as part of cross border transfers of personal data.

Matthew Atkins’ team at Birketts LLP is ‘in a league of its own in the region’.

Legal 500 UK 2016