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  • GUERNSEY IMAGE RIGHTS - AN UPDATE VIA HMRC


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    Guernsey Image Right was never a tax product, but an IP one. However, HMRC, almost ironically, has issued a synopsis of the benefits over unregistered rights. In this article, David Evans summarises HMRC's step by step analysis which explains the current position in the UK vis-a-vis image rights and the potential tax treatment of those various rights.

  • Sport and Guernsey Image Rights

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    The image of sport has changed. Over the last 20 years the cult of celebrity has become fully entrenched within most high profile sports. David Evans, director of Collas Crill IP examines the impact of this in his article for iSportconnect on Sport and Guernsey Image.

  • 'Ol Micky Blue Eyes

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    The use of the imagery is all powerful. It is hard to imagine twenty or thirty years ago that dead celebrities would be being used for advertising. Guernsey has recognised the limitations of this and has introduced a law allowing the registration of personality rights and their associated image rights.

  • The Thorny Question of Enforcement

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    The world of image rights is operating in a rag bag fashion with no clear right anywhere in the world. The Guernsey Image Right grants much wider protection than any other current form of intellectual property in the field of image rights and personal branding. In this note we set out some of the interesting points in the new law and why we consider this new right as an additional and important tool in the armoury for potential enforcement.

  • Why Should My Client Get A Guernsey Image Right?

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    As a professional adviser, if you have a client who has an image that is likely to be or already is valuable, you should be considering whether they could benefit from registering their image rights. This article aims to explain the key advantages of a Guernsey Image Right.

  • Image Rights Fee Schedule

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  • Protecting Images - Guernsey Image Rights Legislation

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    There has been a huge shift in how the individual has been able to take control of their affairs and how their image rights and other intellectual property generally have become ever more valuable. As a response to this, Guernsey has launched the world’s first registrable image right.

  • Image Rights - A Practical Guide

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  • Image Rights Legislation - A Legal Summary

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  • Image Rights FAQs

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  • Guernsey Image Rights - what does it mean?

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    The eagerly awaited image rights legislation in Guernsey is due to come into force on 3 December 2012. This will interest anyone currently in the public eye anywhere in the world, or who is not yet well known but anticipates having a high public profile in the future. Jason Romer explains why.

  • Face off: Image Rights legislation in Guernsey

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    A picture is worth a thousand words – but for celebrities, it could be worth thousands of pounds. Collas Crill’s managing partner Jason Romer says Guernsey’s new image rights law could be the best way for those in the public eye to protect their assets. This article first appeared in Legal Week, 3 February 2012.

  • Guernsey image rights consultation

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    The long-awaited Image Rights legislation in Guernsey has now been made available for consultation. The consultation period runs until 7 March 2012. This briefing note sets out the key points of the Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 (the “IR Ordinance”).

  • Imagine You're a Highly Successful Sports Star...

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    Regardless of whether fame is exploited or guarded, in today’s celebrity obsessed world it is important that individuals have control over the use of their name, likeness, distinctiveness and personality: their ‘image’. This article explains how Guernsey is positioning itself to become the key global centre for image rights registration and management.

  • Protecting Image Use and Structuring Tax Planning

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    Guernsey benefits from a modern, state of the art legal regime and is often at the orefront of innovative developments. This article explains how Guernsey image rights are to make significant impact protecting image use and structuring tax planning.


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