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Guernsey Image Rights Legislation

December 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Ogier .

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The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 (the Ordinance) and The Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2012

Guernsey has introduced legislation, the first of its kind in the world, designed to protect personalities and images.  Currently, copyright, trademark and patent legislation exists in many countries around the world (including in Guernsey), but there was no such legislation specifically providing for registration and protection of image rights - until now.

Whilst almost any personality or image can be registered, it is envisaged that the protection afforded by the Ordinance will be of particular interest to those in the public eye such as media and sports personalities.