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Bristows LLP

Media & Entertainment

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What the team is known for

Strong advertising offering, complemented by long-standing strength in IP law. Advises household-name brands on international campaigns, social media, programmatic advertising and compliance, with particular prowess in the digital media and technology space. Accomplished advisers to clients in the gaming sector on IP and regulatory issues.

Strengths

One interviewee notes: "They've got a really strong media presence."

A client says: "They're efficient, responsive and provide good-quality strategic advice."

Another source regards the firm as "terrific at IP and advertising work."

Work highlights

Advised Paramount Pictures on regulatory compliance in connection with major UK film releases, including a worldwide advertising clearance project for Sonic the Hedgehog.

Notable practitioners

Paul Jordan advises multinational corporates, digital media platforms and industry associations on influencer and promotion agreements, copy clearance, compliance and ASA investigations. He has additional expertise in trade marks and comparative advertising litigation.
"He's really good. He's very commercial, which clients really appreciate."

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Overview

Bristows' publishing and media clients include major traditional publishing houses, television companies and leading players in the computer games industry, as well as new media.

They seek advice on a broad range of issues - both contentious and non-contentious - which include:

  • publishing rights
  • publishing agreements
  • content acquisition and Iicensing
  • pre-publication rights clearance
  • digital rights management 
  • brand, defamation and associated IP issues
  • privacy
  • sponsorship arrangements for events, teams, venues and TV programmes
  • advice on ambush marketing 
  • deals for brand or celebrity endorsements

Our team also regularly advise major brands on the legality of advertising campaigns and sales promotions as well as comparative advertising and dispute resolution. Our experience covers agency pitches and appointments, media buying, sales promotions, draws and competitions, digital marketing and social networking arrangements.

We also focus on the exploitation of brands through licensing, merchandising and franchising. We have considerable expertise in connection with the acquisition and disposal of brands and dealing with associated trade mark issues and recordals both nationally and internationally.

Our experts advise media and technology companies on disputes relating to published content, claims brought in libel, privacy, breach of confidence and data protection. We work closely with clients as they develop new products and platforms, and advise on the related potential liability issues.

Members

Jordan, Paul (Head of Department)

Brown, Mark

Butcher, Andrew

Clark, Simon

Gruselle, Ian

Ibbetson, Sean

Keenlyside, Alex

Powell, Rob

Walsh, Paul

Industries

Adtech

Advertising

Authors

Automotive

Broadcasting

FMCG

Food and Beverages

Gaming

IT

Media

Publishing

Social media

TV

Media & Entertainment Department

Bristows LLP

firm
Department location

100 Victoria Embankment

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 0DH

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Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing


Paul Jordan
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