Our specialist copyright lawyers can help you protect and commercialise your rights, or advise on copyright disputes and infringements.

We help copyright owners, but can also help you if you’re involved in a dispute over ownership or have been accused of infringing copyright.

What Copyright Services Do We Offer?

There are three main areas where our copyright lawyers can help you:

  1. Filings/applications – although you can’t register copyright in the UK, we can put you in touch with partner firms if you wish to register it in jurisdictions where this is possible (such as the US)
  2. Commercialisation – we can help you buy, sell, licence or franchise your copyright
  3. Infringements, disputes and enforcement – we can help you enforce your rights if your copyright has been infringed, or if a copyright owner believes you have infringed their rights. We can also help in other disputes around who owns copyright and whether a copyright is legally enforceable.

Who Can We Help?

Our Copyright solicitors can help anyone – from individuals such as designers and recording artists, through to large corporate enterprises.

We have in-depth knowledge of a range of sectors including:

  • Food and drink
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and entertainment
  • Sport
  • Technology.

Copyright issues in these areas can be especially challenging, but we have the experience and industry knowledge to protect your rights.

Copyright infringements can be costly to you or your business. We can help you protect your copyright, or avoid infringing someone else’s rights. Where copyright may have been infringed, we can help enforce or defend your position.

Why Choose Our Copyright Lawyers?

Our copyright team is based across the UK and has strong international links. We have a proven track record in the complex area of copyright law and work with clients across a number of industries and sectors.

Because of this breadth of experience, we’re able to bring a large amount of commercial experience to the table. We can help you get the most out of your copyright, while using our experience to nip any potential problems in the bud.

We can quickly put together a team of experts that fits with how you work, drawing from multiple practice areas as needed.

Contact Us

If you need advice about a copyright issue, our lawyers are here to help. Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

“The IP team at Irwin Mitchell is exceptional.”

Legal 500, 2022

"The team is tenacious and dogged, approaching substantial pieces of work with unwavering determination."

Legal 500, 2020
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“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

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We also offer the following services:

Design Rights Lawyers

Our specialist design rights lawyers can help you file and protect designs, as well as resolve disputes relating to registered or unregistered design rights.

Image Rights Lawyers

If you’re in the public eye, your image is a valuable commodity. Our image rights lawyers help individuals/brands commercialise, protect and enforce these rights.

Intellectual Property Audit

Get a thorough audit from our solicitors to identify your business’s IP opportunities and risks, with government funding available for growing SMEs.

Resolving Unfair Seller Account Or Listing Suspensions On Online Marketplaces

If your seller account or product listing is suspended without valid grounds, our intellectual property team can help get your account or listing reinstated and get you back to business.

Patent Lawyers

Our specialist patent lawyers can help you protect, commercialise and enforce your intellectual property rights, both in the UK and internationally.

Trade Mark Lawyers

Our team of experienced trademark lawyers and attorneys can help you register, protect and exploit your intellectual property in the UK, Europe or worldwide.

Trade Secrets Lawyers

Our team of specialist trade secrets lawyers can help you protect and enforce your rights over trade secrets, know-how and confidential information.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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