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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Andrew Terry

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Andrew specialises in intellectual property issues, brand protection, reputation management and media related work. He regularly advises on advertising, trade marks, copyright issues (particularly in relation to the music industry), media rights, anti-counterfeiting, online disputes, defamation and privacy.

Andrew provides advice to major brand owners on IP protection and exploitation.  This includes portfolio management, high profile sponsorship arrangements (including for the Olympics and the Tour De France), trade mark litigation, ASA complaints and advertising clearances. He has particular expertise in comparative advertising issues.

He also provides reputation management and protection advice for a wide range of clients both by way of preventative action and involvement in post-publication disputes. He has obtained a number of privacy injunctions to protect clients and acted against the Wall Street Journal Europe in a major libel action. Andrew regularly provides training in this area to clients.

Andrew regularly advises on music and book publishing agreements, licensing arrangements and merchandising agreements. In this area, he has acted for Apple Corps in the dispute with Apple Computer and for the estate of George Harrison in a royalty dispute.

He studied at Hertford College, Oxford, completed his professional examinations at the College of Law in London and joined Eversheds in 1999. Andrew also has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Bristol University.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Andrew for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises on reputation management, privacy, advertising and branding disputes.  Andrew Terry successfully acted for the Chairman of Millwall FC in his defamation claim against former Tory Minister, Mr Stephen Norris. He also represented BUQ in obtaining privacy injunctions to prevent the publication of highly personal information. Michael Clavell-Bate is experienced in handling reputation management matters for public and private institutions.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's brand management practice advises food and drink, retail and media clients on trademark portfolio management, contentious litigation and in advertising and promotional arrangements. Practice head Andrew Terry  continues to assist the Coca-Cola Company on numerous advertising and promotional campaigns, and easyGroup on IP matters including representation in trademark litigation case W3/EasyRoommate concerning allegations of unjustified threats and trade mark infringement. Trademark and design expert Kate Ellis  manages portfolios of Holland & Barrett and John Lewis Partnership with Terry. Copyright and music law specialist Neil Mohring  advises Apple Corps in relation to their IP rights in copyright and merchandising.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has an active music practice which acts for a range of music sector clients. It also acts for film, TV and gaming clients, and for a number of corporate clients on advertising, marketing and sponsorship issues. Media finance is also a key area of focus. Neil Mohring is ‘very responsive and has considerable music industry experience and knowledge’ and heads the team with Andrew Terry who specialises in IP, brand protection, reputation management and media-related work. Mohring is advising Apple Corps on the release and events to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the Sgt Pepper album and advises Apple Corps on all aspects of The Beatles film, Eight Days A Week. Mohring also represented music publisher, promoter and manager, Barry McKay, on a dispute concerning the the ownership of the copyright in the music and lyrics of Iron Maiden songs; ‘The Nomad’ and ‘Hallowed be Thy Name’. Terry advises John Lewis Partnership on a range of IP issues. NBC Universal, Coca-Cola, the BBC, Sir Elton John and Live Nation are also clients. Senior associate Chloe Gastrell handles IP matters.

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