Associated services

At Hamlins we have carved out a strong reputation in the field of TV, film and broadcast, having won a landmark victory on copyright in broadcast and live streaming over the internet.

We work for independent producers, writers and TV and film production companies, and are firmly committed to protecting the rights of creators to all aspects of intellectual property created before, during and after filming is complete.

Our skills extend to protecting the rights of film composers, having negotiated contracts for films scores, advising on the relevant protection of rights.

Associated services

At Hamlins we have carved out a strong reputation in the field of TV, film and broadcast, having won a landmark victory on copyright in broadcast and live streaming over the internet.

We work for independent producers, writers and TV and film production companies, and are firmly committed to protecting the rights of creators to all aspects of intellectual property created before, during and after filming is complete.

Our skills extend to protecting the rights of film composers, having negotiated contracts for films scores, advising on the relevant protection of rights.

Case Study

La Liga Lowdown

Providing advice to digital and content creation channel for Spanish football ‘La Liga’. Advice includes the structuring and securing of various rights, securing of content and associated rights with various high profile Spanish footballers including Lewis Garcia, Victor Sanchez Del …

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Case Study

TVCatchup UK

Acting on behalf of TVCatchup UK Ltd / Media Resources Ltd in one of the leading judgments of recent years in the media sector. Hamlins successfully advised on the defence of claims brought by broadcast powerhouses ITV plc, Channel 4, …

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Recommendations

‘Martin Ochs: his mix between business/commercialism and legal is what makes him perfect for us. He gives good and useful advice.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘With “true sector expertise”, Hamlins LLP is particularly well-known for its experience in the music sector, where it acts for UK music collecting societies, musicians and music publishers. Martin Ochs (who attracts praise for his “brilliant attention to detail and knowledge of copyright law”) leads the music sector practice. Beyond the music space, the group has a strong media offering headed up by Christopher Hutchings.’

Legal 500 2021 - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘True sector expertise.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Media and Entertainment (including Media Finance) - ranked: Tier 3

‘Hamlins LLP stands out for its contentious music practice; the team, which is led by Martin Ochs (Next Generation Partner), handles litigation for the leading UK collecting societies, PPL, PRS For Music and PPLPRS.’

Legal 500 2020 - Media and Entertainment (Tier 3)

‘Christopher Hutchings (Notable Practitioner) heads the firm’s entertainment and media department and is noted for his extensive experience in reputation management matters including defamation and privacy disputes.’

Chambers and Partners 2020 (Notable Practitioner)

The team delivers ‘sensible, commercial advice’ and the team has ‘particularly good knowledge of the music business’.

Legal 500 2019

Martin Ochs is described as ‘tenacious, well-organised, hardworking and intelligent’.

Legal 500 2017

Chris Hutchings is praised for being an ‘excellent team player’ with ‘shrewd and helpful insights into the Media’.

Chambers and Partners 2017

Our Experience

    We regularly provide advice on digital and content creation relation to Television and Broadcast rights. An example includes ‘La Liga’ the top division in Spanish football. We have also provided advice in claims relation to the infringement of broadcast and related rights. Reported cases include:

     

    • Providing advice to digital and content creation channel for Spanish football ‘La Liga’. Advice includes the structuring and securing of various rights, securing of content and associated rights with various high profile Spanish footballers including Lewis Garcia, Victor Sanchez Del Almo, Gabriela Mendieta and various other high profile footballers and managers.
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