Looking for a copyright lawyer in the UK?
If you are looking for a copyright lawyer in the UK then Contact Law can put you through to an experienced copyright lawyer in your area. Whether you require advice on how to get copyright protection, infringement or how to license your copyright to another individual or organisation, we can direct you to a UK copyright lawyer who best suits your needs.
A copyright is an unregistered right that exists from creation of a certain category of work provided certain criteria are met. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 copyright works can only fall into the following categories:
- Original literary works
- Original dramatic works
- Original musical works
- Original artistic works
- Films/sound recordings/broadcasts
- Typographical arrangements of published editions
These are closed categories and unless a work falls within these categories no copyright can exist. Even if a work falls within these categories further criteria must be met in order for copyright protection to arise. There must be 'fixation', meaning the work must be recorded by some way by writing or drawing it on paper, saving it on audio tape or digitally. A work must be original and this does not have anything to do with whether it is entrepreneurial, creative or artistic. Rather it means the work must be independent work which must have originated from its author or creator as opposed from being copied from somewhere else.
Works must also be created by a UK citizen in order to attract UK copyright. However, citizens of signatory countries to the Bern Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention will also qualify for UK copyright. Intellectual property is a complicated area of law, and the help of a recommended copyright lawyer in the UK is highly advised.
If you would like help in finding a UK copyright lawyer for your case, then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local law firm with specialist intellectual property / copyright lawyers free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local intellectual property / copyright lawyers please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 29/10/2012