Media, Publishing and Creative Industries



We act for leading publishers, authors, web and print designers, television broadcasters, PR and media agencies, industry organisations and many others at the forefront of creativity - whether in the offline or online environments.

This involves hands-on partnership with clients to ensure not only that their own intellectual property is protected but that they don't run into legal difficulties themselves.  Our clients push the envelope so we want to make sure that they don't infringe someone else's IP, privacy rights, broadcasting or press standards, defame someone as a publisher or run afoul of the myriad rules and regulations that can derail an otherwise world leading project.

There is nothing like being rung at 4.30pm on a Friday with a query on a TVC that is about to go to air.  Yes, you know who you are!

ACTIVITY

  • Numerous reviews of National advertising campaigns for media agencies and their clients.
  • Negotiation and drafting of media and agency services contracts.
  • Securing an apology and amendment of material published about Janet Frame for her literary executor.
  • Resolution of copyright ownership of literary works as between literary executor, library and beneficiaries.
  • Review of IPTV contracts for a New Zealand telecommunications company.
  • Negotiation of settlements for inadvertent use of talent material beyond contracted limits.
  • Advice to a television company with respect to domain names, major events legislation, trade mark infringement and Fair Trading Act liability.
  • Terms of trade for provision of syndicated news and current affairs reporting.
  • Advice on copyright in material produced and used in schools and other institutions.
  • International IP licensing and reseller arrangements.
  • Advice on creative commons licensing.
  • Drafting and review of talent contracts.
  • Acting for a new broadcast/IPTV television company including negotiation of reseller arrangements, advertising campaign review and general advice.
  • Advice on providing access to international geo-blocked content online.

We act for leading publishers, authors, web and print designers, television broadcasters, PR and media agencies, industry organisations and many others at the forefront of creativity - whether in the offline or online environments.

This involves hands-on partnership with clients to ensure not only that their own intellectual property is protected but that they don't run into legal difficulties themselves.  Our clients push the envelope so we want to make sure that they don't infringe someone else's IP, privacy rights, broadcasting or press standards, defame someone as a publisher or run afoul of the myriad rules and regulations that can derail an otherwise world leading project.

There is nothing like being rung at 4.30pm on a Friday with a query on a TVC that is about to go to air.  Yes, you know who you are!

ACTIVITY

  • Numerous reviews of National advertising campaigns for media agencies and their clients.
  • Negotiation and drafting of media and agency services contracts.
  • Securing an apology and amendment of material published about Janet Frame for her literary executor.
  • Resolution of copyright ownership of literary works as between literary executor, library and beneficiaries.
  • Review of IPTV contracts for a New Zealand telecommunications company.
  • Negotiation of settlements for inadvertent use of talent material beyond contracted limits.
  • Advice to a television company with respect to domain names, major events legislation, trade mark infringement and Fair Trading Act liability.
  • Terms of trade for provision of syndicated news and current affairs reporting.
  • Advice on copyright in material produced and used in schools and other institutions.
  • International IP licensing and reseller arrangements.
  • Advice on creative commons licensing.
  • Drafting and review of talent contracts.
  • Acting for a new broadcast/IPTV television company including negotiation of reseller arrangements, advertising campaign review and general advice.
  • Advice on providing access to international geo-blocked content online.