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Robert Taylor

Brand, Media & Technology, Intellectual Property (IP), Image Rights

Robert is a copyright lawyer specialising in the entertainment, tech and publishing sectors.

His practice encompasses media and entertainment contract drafting and negotiating, ranging from option agreements, creative, talent and production contracts in TV, film and theatre to investment and project structuring work. Robert also provides rights clearance reports to producers for insurance purposes.

Robert is a copyright lawyer specialising in the entertainment, tech and publishing sectors. His practice encompasses media and entertainment contract drafting and negotiating, ranging from option agreements, creative, talent and production contracts in TV, film and theatre to investment and project structuring work. Robert also provides rights clearance reports to producers for insurance purposes.

Beyond entertainment, Robert also has a strong interest in the tech sector and has advised numerous start up internet companies in sectors ranging from eBooks to fashion. Robert has proven expertise in applying legal structures from the entertainment industry to tech start-ups. Robert also advises on rights infringement disputes for the creative industries and commercial and technology copyright based disputes.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Robert was a professional scriptwriter, writing numerous episodes of ChuckleVision and the sitcom ‘Out of Tune’. Robert also worked in partnership with Rory Clark on Farcical Films creating comedy shows and projects throughout the 90s.

He brings his experience as a creative professional in the entertainment industry to his legal practice and has a deep understand of the needs of his clients in the entertainment sector.

Robert has a strong interest in defending copyright and creators’ rights and is currently the President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe.  An expert in copyright law Robert holds the prestigious MA in US, EU and UK Copyright Law from Kings College London.

Robert was a founder of Writers' Digital Payments Limited which applied the techniques of collective management to provide an innovative and efficient method of distributing payments to creators for the on-line use of their work. Robert is currently advising Monty & Co on an app based puppet TV series for pre-school kids.

Services:

  • Copyright
  • Entertainment Law
  • Media Law
  • Acted for an internationally successful children’s’ TV series in a based rights dispute negotiating a favourable deal for the client.
  • Acted for a niche luxury goods manufacturer in a dispute with a global tech company resulting in a successful outcome for the client without need for litigation.
  • Acted for celebrity client in copyright dispute with television production company
  • Acted for a med-tech start up drafting and negotiating multi-million pound contracts with major pharma companies.
  • Acted for Oscar winning client in rights structuring work
  • Rights clearance work in major true-life crime drama

Career History

  • 2013 – Present - Lawyer, Cubism Law
  • 2007-2013– Solicitor, Barclay Taylor
  • 2005-2007 – Advocate Legal Practice Clerks
  • 1995-2005 - Professional Scriptwriter for BBC 

Education

  • Kings College London
  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • City University
  • London School of Economics
  • Nantyglo Comprehensive School