Ian Mill QC > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC Offices
BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE
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Ian Mill QC
London Bar > SportWithin: Leading Silks -
London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Silks -
Blackstone Chambers is ‘the first port of call for media, entertainment, and sports sector work’ boasting ‘some excellent juniors and industry leading QCs’. The group is known for its trade mark and copyright expertise across the industries. In recent case highlights, Ian Mill QC represented Ed Sheeran, and the co-writers and publishers of the song ‘Shape of You’, in seeking a declaration that the song did not infringe any copyrights of the defendant; while Robert Howe QC and James Segan were instructed to act for the Performing Right Society (PRS) and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) against the BBC in a case to decide how much the broadcaster must pay annually for its blanket licence to use music in television programmes. Tom Hickman QC took silk in 2019 and Pushpinder Saini QC will join the High Court in October 2019.
London Bar > International arbitration: counselWithin: Leading Silks -
London Bar > Intellectual propertyWithin: Leading Silks -
Blackstone Chambers attracts praise for its ‘astounding breadth of expertise‘, ‘strength in depth‘, and ‘modern approach‘, and is known for its expertise in copyright, trade mark disputes, particularly in the media and entertainment sector. In a recent highlight Ian Mill QC and Tom Cleaver represented The Racing Partnership and others in a copyright and database rights infringement claim against several defendants, including Sports Information Services Limited, by which Michael Bloch QC was instructed. Bloch QC was also instructed by the easyGroup in several brand protection matters.