We advise agencies, their clients and the media on whether and if so how far they may use or refer to trade marks and trade names, advertising copy, film footage, sound recordings and jingles in advertising. In particular we are consulted on comparative advertising, image rights, database rights and claims for damages from film and photo libraries.
We advise on consumer protection particularly in relation to alcohol, children and gambling. We check for compliance with the Advertising Code and other codes of practice
We draft and review sponsorship agreements, standard terms and conditions and other contracts.
Much of our work is discussed on the sections on domain names, electronic commerce and web design.
Jane Lambert discusses a typical case history for a client in the advertising industry: “Advertising – How to Protect its Brand and Creative Output”
Whenever there is a significant development of the law relating to advertising, or whenever we discover a point of law that we would like to share with the industry and the industry’s other professional advisors, we will at least blog it. If we think it is sufficiently important we may even publish an article or special feature on the topic. Also, from time to time we hold conferences and seminars on the legal issues affecting advertising.
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