As part of our wider Intellectual Property work, Cubism Law offers expert but easy to understand legal and commercial advice to publishers, authors and others involved in the publishing industry. Our clients include both e-book as well as traditional print based publishers, and we have advised fiction and non-fiction authors, academic writers as well as sports people and celebrities on all issues relating to publishing. We also offer an in-house counsel service to publishers.
We can draft or review publishing contracts, film options, licensing and merchandising deals, help source funding and finance, and even support turning books into screenplays or film scripts.
Copyright law, a particularly complex issue, is a real area of expertise for Cubism Law. We can support you on issues such as derivative works and underlying rights, joint authorship, fair dealing, fair use, and should the need arise, on dispute resolution, including with litigation.
Our team is frequently asked to read manuscripts to guard against defamation and other legal issues, and can assist with royalty issues and audits.
Robert Taylor, who heads up our IT practice, holds the prestigious MA in the Copyright Law of UK, EU and USA awarded by Kings’ College, University of London. He is both a barrister and a solicitor, and has over 20 years specialist practice in IP and publishing law. He heads up a team which have real business experience, and can offer genuine, client-focussed advice across all publishing and IP issues. We aim to have a fair pricing structure and are able to work on a capped or fixed fee basis for many instructions.