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Media & Entertainment, Arts and Fine Arts

Media & Entertainment, Arts and Fine Arts

This has been a major sector for me in my career as a lawyer and mediator over many years, and is also a strong personal interest. I am confident in my understanding of the demands of the sector and ability to build rapport as necessary in this area.

Charles Middleton-Smith is widely experienced in Media, Entertainment & The Arts cases. Below are examples of some recent engagements in this area:

  • International high value joint venture dispute regarding development of contemporary art business
  • Claim for remuneration and quantum meruit by CEO of company in equestrian sector with TV, IP and media issues, also funding in relation to start up venture
  • Dispute over Sale and Purchase Agreement – Canada/UK companies, over copyright material in music recordings, licence agreements, issues of deferred consideration, tax, royalties with related litigation regarding supply and distribution of copyright musical material and media in CD and DVD formats
  • Film Sector – contractual dispute over quality of post-production work – specialist knowledge
  • Authenticity dispute over very valuable antique – purchaser and dealer – varying expert opinions
  • Case concerning enforcement of collection of performing arts royalties
  • Case concerning copyright in photographs taken of iconic rock ‘n roll band
  • Trademark and passing off case following book and video publication concerning leisure and fitness
  • Major dispute as to title in valuable artworks, and sharing agreement as to proceeds
  • Case concerning copyright in photographs taken of dance company, and alleged breach of licence
  • Dispute over advances under licence agreement for exploitation of film
  • Copyright case over author’s rights in film script, with licensing issues
  • Copyright case over artwork between rival magazine publishers
  • TV advertising trademarks case – two major utility companies
  • Joint venture dispute regarding development of contemporary art business
  • Dispute as to title of valuable painting – three jurisdictions
  • Dispute as to title of valuable painting
  • Case concerning ownership of valuable vintage photographic prints

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