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Understand the automatic rights which protect your creative works


Copyright arises automatically when you create an original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. This includes commercial documents which your business will create as a matter of routine, such as brochures, websites and manuals. Our IP Basics guide provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about copyright.

We regularly advise clients on copyright issues.

Copyright law is complex and, despite the automatic nature of copyright, there are important considerations which must be taken account of to ensure that you own and are able to exploit any copyright. Our attorneys have a detailed knowledge of copyright law and have extensive experience dealing with the copyright issues than can affect your business.

We will work with you to help you understand your rights and put a strategy in place to manage them effectively. We can also provide advice on trade mark and design rights, which it may be possible to use to provide further IP protection for your creative works.

Our copyright services

We advise on the creation and ownership of copyright as well as best practice for establishing ownership and recording the existence of your copyright works. Businesses which rely on copyright have benefited from bespoke training from us on these matters.

We advise in relation to infringement of copyright, acting for both copyright owners and possible infringers. We have experience in resolving disputes in this area, but if necessary, can work with solicitors and barristers to support litigation.

Copyright protection may be commercialised and we can advise on the purchase, sale or licensing of copyright works.

For advice on copyright protection, please contact us to speak to one of our attorneys.

Our copyright specialists

Wilson Gunn