Thursday 27th October 2005
Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law




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Conference Contents

“Image Wrongs - Causes Of Action For Misappropriation”

Stephen Boyd - Selborne Chambers

The use of image rights in modern marketing practice - dealing with:

-Passing off

-Registered trademark


-Data protection


-Human rights

-Regulatory codes


“Copyrights And Copywrongs”

Jonathan Cornthwaite - Wedlake Bell

The presentation will review some of the principal decisions in and around the field of copyright over the last twelve or so, including the implications of the cases for practitioners, and will also look at how the implementation of the European Copyright Directive in the United Kingdom is working out in practice.

“Rights In Performances”

Robert Deacon - 11 Stone Buildings

The presentation will examine rights in performances with particular reference to:

-Substantive rights

-Ownership and transmission of rights

-Consent and licensing


-Consideration of current technology and in particular MP3s and the internet with reference to performance rights

“The New EC Enforcement Directive In IP Matters And How It Might Affect Current English Procedural Law”

Tim Penny - 11 Stone Buildings

The main objective behind the Enforcement Directive 2004/48/EC on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights is to protect the interests of Intellectual Property rights holders. This presentation will provide an analysis of the extent to which (if any) the European Union Enforcement Directive in Intellectual Property matters is likely to affect the current procedures and remedies available in respect of infringement of Intellectual Property rights under English law.

“Private Worlds And Public Figures: The Legal And The Self-Regulatory Options”

Professor Robert Pinker - International Consultant at the UK Press Complaints Commission

David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Princess Caroline and Sara Cox decided to seek redress for invasions of their privacy in the courts of law. What might have been the outcome if they had taken their complaints to the PCC?

“Making The Most Of Sponsorship”

Jamie Singer - Onside Law LLP

How sponsors can ensure they extract as much value as possible from sponsorship opportunities with particular reference to:

-Use of athletes and players

-Showcasing products

-Tackling ambush marketing

-Maximising media exposure

-Linking fees to performance