Partner

Intellectual Property

Partner

Intellectual Property

Expertise

Nick Berry is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer at gunnercooke, with over 15 years’ experience in the fields of content rights management, monetisation and enforcement.

Nick has broad-based expertise deriving from his career in the entertainment industry prior to qualification. His clients include creative agencies, digital content/communication businesses, well known brands and seasoned entrepreneurs. His “hands-on” approach continues through his association with the Writers Guild of Great Britain, for whom he acts as general counsel.

Nick has specific expertise in the emerging fields of app development, podcasting and social media management. He takes a particular interest in helping small and start-up businesses scale up their activities, identifying and optimising the value of legal representation from the outset of each new relationship.

Nick also acts as a Trustee and Treasurer for The Special Recovery Trust and supports their ground breaking work ensuring the long term viability of Britain’s most critically endangered native species.

Nick Advises

Nick specialises in advising both companies and individuals in relation to the following areas of law:

  • Intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade marks, designs and rights in databases;
  • Brand licensing & franchising;
  • Content creation & acquisition;
  • SEIS/EIS private investments;
  • Sponsorship and merchandising;
  • Drafting and advice on commercial contracts

Experience Highlights

  • Advised developer of revolutionary new app oiid on global content acquisition and promotional strategy;
  • Lead counsel advising on sale of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to Kilimanjaro Live;
  • Advised start-up VR film production company on arrangements for securing SEIS funding and formulating arrangements between existing shareholders & non-executive board;
  • Drafted commercial sponsor, concessionaire and supplier agreements for Swingers, London’s premier crazy golfing club

Career History

  • 2019- present – Partner, gunnercooke LLP
  • 2014-2019 – Senior Associate Solicitor, Cubism Law
  • 2012-2014 – Trainee Solicitor, Cubism Law
  • 2009-2012 – In-house counsel, CODA Agency

Education

  • Master of Arts, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • Master of Science (Strategic Innovation Systems), University of Bath
  • Graduate Diploma of Law, BPP School of Law

Other

  • General Counsel, the Writers Guild of Great Britain
  • Immediate Past President, City Limits Speakers (Toastmasters International Accredited Speaking Club)
  • Treasurer & Trustee, The Species Recovery Trust