Intellectual Property

We advise on trademark, copyright, patents, design rights (including industrial designs), trade secrets and confidential information - including brand registration, monitoring, exploitation (licensing) and protection. The types of businesses we represent include: hair and beauty salons, graphic design agencies, product design agencies, advertising agencies, TV and Film production agencies, digital image libraries, record labels, musicians, producers, sound engineers, magazines and fashion agencies.
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Digital Media

We strongly believe that that we have an advantage when advising on launching a new website, mobile app, or other digital related project because the solicitor at PAIL has specialised in Internet business since 1999. The types of digital projects we have worked on include: music, publishing, fashion retail, modelling, hair and beauty, TV and Film. The services we provide include company incorporation, website T&Cs, commercial contract drafting and negotiation.
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Civil Litigtion

We practice all aspects of commercial disputes, particularly with a cross border implication. We provide fixed fees to complete stages of litigation proceedings. In some cases you can pay the fixed fee in monthly bills. Our areas of practice include trademark and copyright litigation - including websites, hardware/software, media and telecoms, all types of contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, employment litigation, and antisocial behaviour related litigation including privacy, defamation and harassment.
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What We Do

We are specialists in digital media, and are confident that due to the unique type of commercial law practised by the solicitor at PAIL, and our professional network, that we are an influential part of the development of digital media in the UK. Additionally we provide traditional music industry advice. We can assist you whether you are signing artists for an individual release (Album/EP) or looking to sign an agreement with them encompassing all of their works.

Even in a traditional field like litigation specialist knowledge in a particular sector can make a difference in the outcome of a dispute. Whether a contracting party is refusing to perform its obligations under a contract, or a rival business is copying your website or passing themselves off as you, we can assist you.

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Our specialisation in internet related law means that we have actual experience in litigating these cases. Based on our past experience we can advise you on avoiding some of the pitfalls for an unprepared litigant in this field of law. We have brought proceedings against several Internet trolls, and have dealt with a number of cases involving business and professional rivals.

PAIL® specialises in digital media. So whether you are planning to distribute online through various channels such as Bandcamp and/or music aggregators like Tunecore, or, you are ready to set up a music publishing business, we have the expertise. We work specifically with downloads and are routinely drafting licenses to reproduce music sound recording in the form of downloads, streaming including downloads from cloud services on all devices. As digital media lawyers we work with the continually evolving digital files, and continually evolving digital music platforms.

As well as our internet bent, we offer traditional legal advice on all types of open source and proprietary technology contracts including but not limited to patent and copyright related contracts, software licensing agreements, software copyright licence contracts, infringement of copyright in software claims, software maintenance agreements, technology outsourcing agreements, offshoring contracts, technology escrow agreements, developer contributor agreements, open source contributor agreements, and network integration agreements.

We offer conventional legal advice to the modelling and fashion industry. We regularly write terms and conditions for fashion retail and auction websites, fashion related commercial contracts, and negotiate advances for new faces that are looking to break the London market. Our focus on digital means we always take a 360 degree approach to all our media and entertainment projects

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What Our Clients Say

  • Peter is a dream to work with. His costs are fair, communication excellent and responsiveness flawless. I am most satisfied with the settlement which Peter negotiated on our behalf and I would recommend him without hesitation.

    Richard HudsonManaging Director of ReAgent
  • Peter manages to combine great approachability with the production of speedy, clear and accurate advice at a reasonable cost. These attributes combined are, I think, rather rare for a lawyer!

    Deborah HudsonIndependent Singing Teacher and Singer
  • Peter was engaged by us to create terms of use and a privacy policy for our new business. He was quick to point out some facts that we may have missed otherwise and was speedy in his delivery of the contracts. For what it's worth I believe he did an excellent job, delivered in the time scales and provided both excellent value for money the professional expertise we needed. I would recommend Peter to any one else looking for legal advice re internet business.

    John HorsleyDirector, Digital Doughnut - Global Digital Marketing Community
  • Peter was very good at delivering new terms and conditions for one of our brands, he delivered on time and on budget. Would recommend!

    Jordan GrossCo-Founder at Oval Space
  • Peter is a very smart lawyer who is able to thnk outside the box. He has a thorough understanding of internet commerce and law.

    Femi Oguntokun MacaulayChief Marketing Officer at GE Money Bank AG (Switzerland)
  • I greatly enjoyed working with Peter. I particularly appreciated his deep understanding of the internet – both the technology and its legal considerations. With this knowledge he was always quick to identify the legal issues in our business plans and to provide clear advice on how to address those issues.

    Dave MaceBusiness Development Director at Sceneric
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