Robert Lands Partner: Head of Intellectual Property
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Robert specialises in intellectual property (advisory, commercial and contentious) and related media work including data protection, advertising and sales promotion.
Robert has a particular interest in entertainment and convergence (between traditionally separate industries in relation to the delivery of electronic content, be it film, TV, publishing, gambling or other multimedia), and also advises a great number of brands and fashion industry clients.
Robert is a voting member of BAFTA and Chair of Pro-Action, helping visual artists in business.
He is also Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of Meritas, the global network of independent law firms.
Recent work advising
BAFTA winning film and TV production company on content issues
IP infringement claims on behalf of US Studio
on endorsements for and with sportsmen and other public figures
artists and arts bodies such as Arts Council England and the Association of Illustrators
high street fashion brands on trade mark and design infringements, licensing, brand promotion, franchising and agency agreements
IP aspects of media related mergers and acquisitions (eg sales of TV channels, the acquisition of a national newspaper)
Is a toxophilite (go on, Google it, you know you want to).
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