Copyright Theft investigations
24 hour bespoke service offering advice and assistance.
Why Taylor Law?
The breach of copyright laws can result in substantial fines and even a prison sentence in the most serious cases. Offences include illegally downloading, copying or transferring online material, distributing copyrighted material unlawfully and counterfeiting.
If you have been put on notice that you have broken copyright laws or you are being investigated it is advisable to seek legal representation as soon as possible.
Expert legal advice and guidance
At Taylor Law we have extensive expertise in respect of copyright infringement, to include representing clients accused of counterfeiting in a range of different areas.
Wherever possible, we will intervene early on your behalf to minimise damage and try and resolve matters quickly. Infringement of copyright can sometimes be dealt with by negotiation, with agreement reached to take down any offending material or to cease distribution.
In the event that a case is brought against you, we will represent you throughout and put together a strong defence. Our team includes lawyers with rights of advocacy in higher courts which means that we are able to represent you without the need for a barrister.
Works that are subject to copyright are usually original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works.
Copyright also extends to other original material such as film and television recordings, website
content, databases and software.
Copyright infringement or piracy includes unauthorised copying, distributing or selling of
copyrighted works. In the digital age, this extends to illegal streaming of content, counterfeiting of
DVDs and the sale of devices that bypass paywalls.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft
The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is the UK’s leading intellectual property protection organisation. It works to protect brands and combat piracy, counterfeiting and other intellectual property crime. Its members include global names in the sporting and entertainment world.
It is a respected investigator of copyright theft, passing information to the police and Crown Prosecution Service for charging.
If you are investigated by the FACT, it is recommended that you take legal advice as soon as possible. Early intervention has the potential to halt an investigation and to reach a resolution without the need for litigation.
We have an excellent track record of success in working with clients in respect of copyright investigations and litigation, with expert civil and criminal defence solicitors in Leeds, Middlesbrough and London who can step in immediately to advise and represent you.
For an initial discussion, ring us on 0113 532 8100 (Leeds), 01642 221 108 (Middlesbrough) or 0203 780 7646 (London) or fill in our Contact Form.
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