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Island provides 'legal certainty' with image rights legislation

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IMAGE rights registrations in Guernsey could one day become part of 'the essential tool kit' for protecting the rights of celebrities and sports stars.

IMAGE rights registrations in Guernsey could one day become part of 'the essential tool kit' for protecting the rights of celebrities and sports stars.

Elaine Gray, IP specialist at Carey Olsen, who moderated a panel discussion at Guernsey Finance's launch event for image rights in London last month, said the event was positively received.

She added that it was important to reinforce that image rights registration should not be seen as a tax product, but other technical points on registration had been understood by the 200-strong audience of lawyers and agents.

'The event will have helped us to move towards the critical mass of registrations and soon we hope people will regard this as being part of the essential tool kit for the protection of celebrities and sports stars,' said Advocate Gray.

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