In recent years, the media and entertainment sector has changed and diversified almost beyond recognition. New media include digital media; interactive entertainment; enhanced interactive television; IPTV; broadband distribution; mobile content and other aspects of developing media for film and television. The sector is increasingly needing to adapt to the business challenges and opportunities presented by this growth and diversification.
It is not just the number and type of media and platforms that are rapidly changing. An increasing number of transactions, commercial agreements and business practices in the media and entertainment sector have been subject to complex legal review in recent years. Those involved in the sector are encountering ever more intricate legal issues, and first-class advice is a must for any business or organisation looking to make a mark in the media and entertainment sector.
Hill Dickinson boasts one of the few specialist teams of media and entertainment lawyers outside of London. Our team of media experts has expertise across the whole spectrum of media related legal issues and advise both large companies and individuals alike on all manner of issues.
We pride ourselves on being first-class commercial media lawyers, who bring industry expertise commercial insight, and innovative solutions to every deal. As a team we offer a wealth of experience across a full range of disciplines to service our media clients, from music, film and television and digital media and mobile to defamation and libel and sponsorship, merchandising and endorsement.
Our experience in the intellectual property field includes advising The Liverpool Culture Company Limited and Liverpool City Council as Official Lawyers to Liverpool ’08, European Capital of Culture. This prestigious appointment involved the team advising on all manner of intellectual property matters, both contentious and non-contentious. The work we have undertaken in this regard is second to none and has brought in a high volume of bespoke media and entertainment work to the team that is unique within the North.