WFTV Legal Breakfast: Protecting your creative content and your business
At the heart of the Film & TV industry is the creative content which is produced, distributed and broadcast. Protecting your ideas and the artistic material you create is therefore essential, as is safeguarding the brand or business identity behind that work from the start.
Luckily for you our February session will look at intellectual property rights that can help protect a project, and also what it is important to think about when setting up a company / business. Led by Amy Bradbury and Kostyantyn Lobov, both Associates of Harbottle & Lewis.
This session will look at some of the legal concepts which can be relied on to protect you and your projects, covering:
- What to think about when setting up a business and establishing a brand
- The legal rights which offer protection for creative work
- How to protect the confidentiality of your material
Sarah Lazarides from the Film & TV team will also be at the session to offer some useful tips based on her particular industry expertise.
A light breakfast will be served at 9.00am for a prompt 9.30am start.
Amy Bradbury is a lawyer in the Media and Information Group at Harbottle & Lewis. She specialises in the protection and exploitation of information and advises on all legal areas relating to reputation management in the Film & TV industry. Amy acts for a wide range of clients, both in and out of the public spotlight. She advises corporates and brands as well as global figures, business professionals and high net worth individuals. A lot of the work Amy does is highly sensitive and inherently private and so not in the public domain.
Kostyantyn Lobov advises on all aspects of disputes involving intellectual property and related rights, with particular experience in the interactive entertainment, film, music and publishing industries. He also advises clients on IP protection and enforcement strategies, and preventative measures which can be taken to reduce the risk of disputes arising. His clients range from individuals and start-ups to multinational brand owners, in a variety of industry sectors.
Sarah Lazarides advises clients on a broad range of commercial issues in the media and entertainment sector, primarily surrounding the development, production, distribution and exploitation of rights in the film, television and theatre industries. She acts for a wide range of clients including film and television producers, major US studios, writers, directors and artists. Clients include Cats on the Roof Productions, Working Title, DreamWorks and Fudge Park.
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For over 60 years Harbottle & Lewis has acted for some of the most creative, talented, entrepreneurial and successful people, businesses and corporates across all their legal needs. Its clients range from start-up businesses to multinational companies; early stage entrepreneurs to established industry leaders; and household names to private individuals.
Tuesday 21 February
From 09:00 to 10:30
Harbottle & Lewis
14 Hanover Square