The music industry involves a complex intersection of intellectual property rights, business, and artistry. From protecting band names as trade marks, to enforcing and exploiting copyright in songs and other content, to the legalities involved in licensing and selling music — Davies Collison Cave recognises that an intellectual property strategy for those involved in the music industry should facilitate, not stifle, creativity. Our team works with people across the industry, from renowned international acts to emerging local artists, to ensure that they have the best possible intellectual property protection and the peace of mind to flourish and focus on what they do best – making music.
Many of the legal challenges faced by the music industry (including a reliance on streaming platforms, a proliferation of litigation involving ‘copycat’ song allegations, and complexities involved with music sampling), require creative solutions rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We tailor our business strategies and intellectual property solutions to the individual needs of our clients. Working together, we ensure our clients have everything they need to create, commercialise, and protect their art.