The term "image rights" refers to an individual's proprietary right in their personality - the right to prevent unauthorised use of their name, likeness or physical or style characteristics, signatures, nicknames or slogans associated with them. The terms "personality rights" or "publicity rights" may also sometimes be used. The UK has no codified law of privacy or image rights as such. Accordingly, the protection of image rights in the UK is confusing and you should contact us if you need assistance in this area.
Judges Protect Valuable Watch Brand in Passing Off Ruling22/08/2012
The Court of Appeal has granted protection to the well-known ‘Henley’ brand of watches after ruling that the marketing of confusingly similar more »
Judge Slams ‘Flagrant’ Infringement of Cigarette Bin Designs20/08/2012
A small family company has triumphed in its High Court fight to protect its valuable designs for outside cigarette bins from a multinational more »