Image Rights for Actors, Authors, Writers, Musicians and YouTubers
Image rights are an essential part of anyone working in the Showbiz world, whether you are an actor, writer, author, YouTuber or musician.
Our experts offer clients tax advice on image rights and structures to ensure our their intellectual property is set up correctly and in the most tax efficient way. We can assist clients and their team to ensure that they do not end up on the wrong side of the tax authorities and ensure maximum income is retained.
There are many definitions of Image rights often described as the expression of a personality in the public domain. The provision of image rights in law enables the definition, value, commercial exploitation and protection of image rights associated with a person.
Celebrities are increasingly involved in making plans to protect their intellectual property rights and they understand that their legacy will continue beyond their lifetime, for example ensuring that they are not associated with causes that they did not wish to support during their lifetime.
Clients may also be concerned about the use of computer-generated images in movies, television or commercials. Employment contracts govern how they can be used in a particular film or commercial.
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This is a complex area and will be different for each individual so contact us now to discuss your particular circumstances.