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UK-wide Media & Entertainment
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Provided by Maier Blackburn LLP

Maier Blackburn LLP is a commercial legal practice specialising in intellectual property and media law, litigation and dispute resolution. Our clients include businesses of all kinds, but with a particular focus on publishers, media and entertainment organisations, IP rights holders and individuals including authors, agents and performers.  Steven Maier and Cathleen Blackburn have notable reputations in the field and many years’ experience of acting for high-profile clients based in the UK, Europe and the US. They have been consistently recommended for their expertise and as "leading individuals" by the principal legal directories. We are a modern, accessible and responsive practice and take pride in delivering an exceptional level of client service.



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Media & Entertainment: Publishing - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Lean and learned practice acting predominantly for clients in the publishing industry. Provides IP and commercial advice to authors, agents and publishers across various disciplines, including academic journals and trade titles. Powerful litigation capability, and also knowledgeable with regard to the licensing of rights for exploitation in other media.

Strengths

Sources say: "Maier Blackburn's combined knowledge is their strength."

A client reports: "The firm's small size means that I always feel like I'm receiving their full attention."

Work highlights

Represented the heirs of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, in obtaining a High Court judgment against the producer of the 1978 film adaptation. This included an injunction, damages and the termination of the producer's rights.

Notable practitioners

Cathleen Blackburn is a commercial media law specialist with particular renown for her work with regard to copyrighted content and publishing. She acts in an advisory role for academic and trade publishers, drawing up contracts and negotiating publishing agreements.
"Cathleen Blackburn gives direct legal advice, provides an experienced and level-headed perspective in contract negotiations and is responsive to emails."

Steven Maier is an IP litigator recommended for his work on behalf of literary estates and copyright holders in rights disputes. His contentious media practice also covers privacy and libel claims, and disputes over domain names and trade marks.
"Steven Maier's knowledge is essential in enabling us to achieve our objectives."

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