The licensing regime for orphan works came into force on 29 October 2014.Read More
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Andrew has many years' experience of advising clients in relation to brand protection and intellectual property rights, including copyright, database rights, design rights, trade marks and passing off. He represents clients from a wide range of businesses, including brand owners, publishers and manufacturers. He has much experience of the handling and resolution of contentious (or potentially contentious) situations.
He is well-known for his expertise in media law and defamation also. His experience includes establishing "reportage" as a specific branch of the defence of Reynolds Qualified Privilege in Saad Al-Fagih vs HH Saudi Research and Marketing [2002 EMLR215 C of A] which is now preserved as a branch of Public Interest defence under s. 4(3) of the Defamation Act 2013. Andrew also does advertising work and provides advice on comparative advertising, ASA complaints, promotions and copy clearance issues.
Andrew is admired for his creative and commercial approach to problem solving.
Trained Bower Cotton & Bower; qualified 1978; after qualification practised at Wilde Sapte and Brecher & Co before becoming a founder partner of Hobson Audley 1986-2000; partner Wedlake Bell from 2000. He writes about and speaks on subjects connected with Intellectual Property and Media Law. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation.
Andrew has written a number of articles on IP subjects, including "Magazine Wars" in Legal Week (17/03/05) and "Copyright Infringement: Side by Side Comparisons" in Corporate Briefing (March 2005).
Articles & Comment
25 Nov, 2014 | Andrew Joyce
30 Apr, 2014 | Andrew Joyce
The recent High Court judgment in Wade and another vs British Sky Broadcasting Ltd revisits the familiar territory of TV formats and the difficulties of protecting…Read More
10 Mar, 2014 | Andrew Joyce
The new Defamation Act took effect at the beginning of this year.Read More
15 Nov, 2013 | Andrew Joyce
In October the Court of Appeal ruled against Cadbury in relation to its registration as a trade mark of the distinctive colour purple which consumers associate with…Read More
15 Nov, 2013 | Andrew Joyce
Lord Younger, Intellectual Property Minister, recently announced the setting up of a new police unit which will be aimed at tackling online piracy.Read More