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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Neil Mohring

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Neil specialises in contentious and non-contentious media related work.

He advises on all aspects of copyright law and in particular in relation to music. Neil had day to day responsibility for handling the dispute between Apple Corps and Apple Computer over the right to use the word Apple in relation to music downloads. He was also part of the team that successfully defended Universal-Island and the Bob Marley Estate in an action brought by a member of the Wailers in respect of the right to exploit Bob Marley and the Wailers' recordings, involving complex contractual, copyright and performer's rights issues.

Neil's non-contentious practice includes advising in respect of recording contracts, music publishing agreements, tour agreements, producer agreements, broadcast agreements, counterfeiting and piracy, merchandising agreements, sponsorship agreements and licence agreements. By way of examples Neil has recently advised on the re-release of two major artists' back catalogue (including digital exploitation and new media rights); the international distribution and broadcast of a television show; the design, operation and outsourcing of a major recording artist's website; the production of a feature film; the production of a television advertisement; the sponsorship of an England cricketer; a modelling agreement for a major clothing retailer; a major artist's European tour; the acquisition of an independent television production company; and the acquisition of a television channel.


Neil is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Neil Mohring for more information on how Brexit may affect your business. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.



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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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