Phil is a partner at Bird & Bird specialising in IP/media law and reputation management.
Phil helps a wide range of corporate and celebrity clients to protect their reputation. His work is often behind the scenes, helping clients to pre-empt and avoid damaging publicity through use of various legal and non-legal tools, including the innovative use of privacy laws to obtain injunctions to protect the reputations of corporate clients. He has also acted in a number of important defamation and privacy cases, including P, Q & R v Quigley, and Al Rajhi v Wall Street Journal.
Phil also has extensive experience of acting for clients in confidential information, copyright, trade-mark, passing off and advertising disputes. He has acted on a number of Copyright Tribunal claims, including the recent unique background music reference in which he earned refunds of licensing fees for the retail sector of approaching £5million/year, and the current Tribunal in relation to the licensing model for online news content. He also advises a number of well known companies on the exploitation and protection and their brands and their confidential information.
Chambers 2010 ranks Phil as a 'Leading Individual' for reputation management and praises him for being 'level-headed and practical in his advice'.
This Practice Note deals with the purpose of and procedure in the Copyright Tribunal, covering jurisdiction, composition, references by representatives of licensees for existing and proposed licensing schemes, a step-by-step coverage of Copyright Tribunal procedure for references to it, general principles applied by the Copyright Tribunal, costs and appeals.
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