Our experienced team of copyright specialists will help you derive maximum commercial benefit from your copyrighted works.
Our copyright expertise
Copyright protects your original creative output including literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works, as well as broadcasts, films and sound recordings. It also covers software, web content and databases.
We’ll assist by identifying works in which copyright exists, advising on ownership, licensing and exploitation of copyright protected works and taking appropriate action against acts of copyright infringement.
“Copyright is an essential weapon in any business’s armoury of intellectual property rights, and the Murgitroyd team are well-placed to advise you on how to make the best use of this valuable asset.”
Christian Finn, Director, Trade Marks
Talk to us to find out how we can support you.
What is copyright?
Copyright is an important component of intellectual property law that grants exclusive rights to the creators of original works of authorship. These works encompass a wide range of media, including such items as literary pieces, dramatic compositions, musical arrangements and artistic creations. This expansive scope extends to various forms of expression, such as novels, films, songs, computer software, and even architectural designs. The owner of a copyright enjoys the exclusive authority to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, and license their work, safeguarding their creative endeavours and fostering a thriving ecosystem of innovation and artistic expression.
What is copyright infringement?
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display, or perform the protected work.
What is a copyright license?
A copyright license is a legal agreement granting someone permission to use a work protected by copyright in a specific way. This could be for a specified period of time, within a specific geographic area, or for a particular purpose.