Partner

Intellectual Property

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Partner

Intellectual Property

Expertise

Robert is an Entertainment, Media and IP Partner.  A skilled and experienced IP lawyer he offers services ranging from entertainment industry contract drafting and negotiation to copyright and IP dispute resolution. Robert also provides rights clearance reports, copyright and libel reading services.

He has a strong interest in the tech sector and has advised numerous start-up internet companies in sectors ranging from eBooks to fashion.

Robert loves to work closely with creative individuals and relishes developing strategies for clients that take in the bigger picture and well as the detail.

A professional creative himself, prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Robert was a professional scriptwriter, writing numerous episodes of ChuckleVision and the sitcom ‘Out of Tune’. He brings his experience as a creative professional in the entertainment industry to his legal practice and has a deep understanding 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. More than £3m revenue distributed to 2019. He is also co-creator and producer of  Monty & Co a line action TV series for pre-school kids, series one of 34 x 11 minute episodes produced so far and for which he developed a unique funding model.

He is interested in developing consultancy work on a retainer basis that utilises his strategic thinking and leadership skills as well as legal advice.

Robert Advises

  • Film and Television Producers and Production Companies
  • Screenwriters, Authors and Directors
  • Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Performers and Creative industry Talent

Experience Highlights

  • 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 – 2019 – Consultant Solicitor, Cubism Law
  • 2007-2013– Solicitor, Barclay Taylor
  • 2005-2007 – Advocate Legal Practice Clerks
  • 1995-2005 – Professional Scriptwriter for BBC

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • 2013 – 2019 – Consultant Solicitor, 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

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com