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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Neil Mohring

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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)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘excellent’ team provides ‘timely, well considered and pragmatic’ advice. Neil Mohring handles copyright, sponsorship and trade secret matters, and recently advised Apple Corps on the launch of The Beatles catalogue onto streaming platforms. The ‘excellentAndrew Terry has expertise in trade marks, copyright and sponsorship matters; he recently advised Coca-Cola on its advertising and sponsorship campaigns, and acted for Avon in an advertising dispute with Clarins. Patent litigator Adrian Toutoungi, who has a particular focus on the technology sector, advised BAE Systems on a new aerospace engine class called Sabre. Trade mark attorney Kate Ellis manages the trade mark portfolios of household brands, including John Lewis, Waitrose and Littlewoods.

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Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s ‘responsive and commercial’ team is best known for its music practice, as well as its general media practice which advises clients in the film, television and computer games industries, acting for blue-chip corporate clients on advertising, marketing and sponsorship issues, and handling media finance and banking transactions. It advised Apple Corps on all aspects of The Beatles film, Eight Days A Week, advised Empire Cinema Group on its £94m sale of five cinemas to Cineworld Group, and advises Coca-Cola on advertising and promotional campaigns across their entire product range. Experience Hendrix, Sir Elton John, PRS for Music, U2 and Live Nation are also clients. The team is headed by Neil Mohring and Andrew Terry, who specialises in IP issues, brand protection, reputation management and media-related work.

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