If you’re in the public eye, your image can have a major commercial value. Our personality and image rights lawyers help individuals and brands commercialise, protect and enforce these rights.
What are image rights?
“Image” or personality rights refer to a range of rights that you have over your own public persona. These rights obviously include your image, but can also extend to your name, personality, catchphrase or other things that are well-known as being part of you.
Your image as a well-known person can be valuable commercially. It’s crucial that your rights in this area are protected from misuse, and that you’re able to get the most out of them if you choose to.
What image rights services do we offer?
There are three main areas where our lawyers can help:
- Registering trade marks – although image rights themselves can’t be registered, certain elements of your image may be able to be trade-marked (such as your name, or signature for instance)
- Commercialising your image – we help brands and individuals with a range of commercial agreements, including sponsorships, product endorsements and advertising
- Infringements and disputes – we can help if your image has been used without your permission, or in a way you didn’t agree to.
Who can we help?
Our image rights lawyers have many clients across the sport, media and entertainment sectors. Our client base includes celebrities, musicians, sportspeople and influencers. We also regularly help brands who want to work with well-known personalities.
Why choose our image rights lawyers?
Our team is very experienced in cases involving image rights, and we work with a number of high-profile clients. We can help you with a range of issues surrounding being a celebrity – including:
We are particularly well-known for our litigation work, and have a proven track record when disputes arise. Our lawyers work for brands and individuals in this area. As we have experience of both sides of image rights disputes, we have the advantage of being able to foresee the arguments the other side will make, and prepare for them.
Our clients tell us that it’s our human touch that sets us apart. We treat you as an individual – not just as another case. We pride ourselves on these special relationships, and the career-long partnerships we form with our clients.
If you need advice about an image or personality rights issue, our lawyers are here to help. Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.