MIA & Briffa Intellectual Property Webinar


As this global crisis changes from a short to a long term-issue, businesses are starting to prepare for the new normal. For some, this may involve quite a major pivot in their product offering or target consumer. Throughout all of this, it’s important to make sure that your IP protection doesn’t get left behind…

To answer some key questions on how best to ensure the protection of your intellectual property, the MIA have recorded a Webinar with our partners at Briffa.

Briffa are leading intellectual property lawyers for the creative industries. For the Webinar, Alice is joined by Joshua Schuermann, who is an associate at Briffa. Josh advises on all areas of Intellectual Property law, specialising in clients from the music industry in particular.

MIA members benefit have access to the following benefits with Briffa

  • A free 1 hour consultation meeting either at Briffa’s offices (when it’s safe!) or over the phone;
  • A follow-up advice email, after the consultation meeting;
  • A commitment to fixed fees (rather than hourly rates and fee estimates) wherever possible;
  • An “advice hotline”, allowing members to speak directly to our solicitors regarding specific legal issues.

Please contact alice@mia.org.uk if you would like to be put in touch with Briffa.

So, here’s the Webinar! It is only 18 minutes long and answers some important questions, such as whether there’s anything that you need to do before you can safely start selling online, what you should look for in your contracts to see if there is anything that you can do to limit the damage of COVID disruption and more!

Here is the Webinar in Podcast format, in case you’d like to listen to the audio on the go:

You can also download Behind the Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher and listen when it suits you!