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Burges Salmon LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice provides support to clients including Thomson Reuters and Relativity Media on commercial matters, broadcasting rights and dispute resolution. Jeremy Dickerson manages Discovery Communications’ UK trade mark portfolio and handles clearance matters relating to channel launches.

Foot Anstey’s Martin Cuell advised Aardman Animations on user and child friendly content licence terms and revising its download terms. Other clients include Warner Music Group and IO Technologies. Richard Neary leads the practice and Tony Jaffa heads the editorial and regulatory team. Neil Parkes joined from Wiggin LLP.

Osborne Clarke advises a multinational client base on litigation, licensing, procurement and IP protection. Associate director Tom Harding leads the team and has extensive knowledge of media rights and e-commerce. Clients include EE, Facebook and Mulberry.

Boutique firm Steer & Co now provides extended corporate and trade mark services to clients including A Productions and Icon Films. Rebecca Steer’s practice gained senior associate Mailin Bala from Shoosmiths LLP.

Thrings LLP’s Graeme Fearon advises creative and media sector clients on international rights exploitation, enforcing rights and negotiating agreements. Bristol Media is a client.

In addition to handling IP-related matters, Royds Withy King is active in branding, digital and social media contracts, licensing and defamation cases. Experienced department head Jessica Bent is recommended.

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  • Ofcom publishes review of the wholesale broadband access market

    On 3 December 2010, Ofcom published its final statement setting out its analysis of the state of competition in the wholesale broadband access (WBA) market and the measures it is taking to protect consumers in situations where competition alone is insufficient. 

    - SJ Berwin LLP

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