We have extensive expertise in the publishing sector, with clients who include book publishers, authors, artists, illustrators, learned societies and institutions whose objects include the dissemination of research and information. As well as advising on the underlying intellectual property rights involved, we prepare contracts across the spectrum for the creation, protection and exploitation of publishable material in all its forms and on all platforms. This may involve novels, comics, textbooks, film scripts, unpublished letters or scientific reviews; it may involve a single-author work or a collaborative project bringing together a host of contributors of differing types of copyright works. In all cases, our industry knowledge enables us to develop robust contracts tailored to an individual client's needs swiftly and cost-effectively.
Our clients include international trade and academic publishers as well as literary rights-holders including the JRR Tolkien Estate.
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Contact: Cathleen Blackburn
"a key player in the publishing sector"
Chambers & Partners