Copyright law

Understanding copyright law is essential for individuals and organisations reproducing, creating, sharing, publishing and commissioning content.

We’ll help you understand how to remain legally compliant when using third party material as well as how best to protect and optimise your assets as set out in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and other related legislation.

Our team can also provide specialist IP support services including trade mark, design rights and patent advice. Get in touch to see how we can support you with your broader IP requirements.

redcharlie on Unsplash

Copyright support, retainer service

We will undertake a copyright support role for your organisation, utilising some of the UK’s most experienced copyright experts. This service can be purchased for one, or shared across several, organisations. It includes:

Response times

Naomi Korn Associates will provide guaranteed response times when working remotely to queries as follows:

Naomi Korn

Copyright: training and mentoring programme

We offer a bespoke copyright development and mentorship programme to help you upskill your staff, build their confidence and support them to deliver an effective and improved service. The programme is customised to support the operational work prioritised by your organisation.

The programme is delivered remotely over several months. It includes regular video call sessions, feedback and support on work and provision of high-quality reading/training materials. Topics covered by this programme include (but are not limited to):

Health checks and audits

We will assess your organisation’s readiness to protect its copyright interests, optimise investment and ensure efficiency in terms of its management of rights. Our health checks and audits include:

Amelia 1213 Jaguar
Emilia Frost

Policies and procedures

We specialise in supporting organisations to adhere to their legal obligations regarding copyright and other types of Intellectual Property Rights. We check, create policies and procedures and help you build knowledge and confidence to successfully exploit your assets. Our team help form coherent strategies at governance level leading to operational consistency.


Documentation and systems

Our team will advise on the documentation and systems required for your legal compliance requirements as well as help you to optimise your intellectual property and data assets.

We create the documentation and systems that work alongside policies and procedures to ensure consistent best practice regarding IP management such as:


Strategic development

Our team has unrivalled experience supporting the research and data communities in national and international initiatives related to copyright and other types of Intellectual Property Rights.

We have developed tools, research papers and resources focused on the interplay between research, data management and information law issues as well as licensing practices.

We provide expert advice on the use of technology in all aspects of the research lifecycle for the education, culture, heritage, libraries and information sectors. This service includes:

Regular support services

We can provide you with regular, cost effective copyright, data protection and licensing support through our Regular Support.

Contact us to find out more.

Emilia Frost