Maria Mulla

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Maria deals with all aspects of media, entertainment, and intellectual property law. Whilst many of the cases that Maria has been involved in are confidential and ongoing, cases in which Maria has been involved in include: -
- Acting in defamation/libel claims in relation to postings on internet forums including postings on Customer Review Websites;
- Acting in a libel and malicious falsehood claim in the context of a business dispute;
- Acting for a known celebrity in defending defamation/libel allegations arising out of the publication of a book;
- Acting for a known celebrity in his misuse of private information claim against a TV network;
- Advising on, and seeking and opposing urgent injunctions including interim, prohibitory, and proprietary injunctions;
- Acting for a client in his contractual/licensing dispute against a large music corporation. This raised issues of express/actual/ and implied authority and the execution of agreements;
- Acting in a royalties dispute for a Canadian media company;
- Acting in a royalties dispute for a well-known singer in his claim against a music corporation;
- Junior Counsel in Lloyd v Kruger [2018] EWHC 2011 (Comm) - successfully defending a 1.3 million claim in the tort of deceit/fraudulent misrepresentation. Defending allegations concerning the quality of audio and audio-visual ‘masters’;
- Advising companies/business on potential remedies for defamation/libel by competitors;
- Advising on data protection/GDPR breaches;
- Acting for an individual in his “Right to be Forgotten” claim against an internet service provider;
- Acting on claims where the licensing/IP ownership rights are disputed;
- Maria also advises music/entertainment artists on their management agreements and sponsorship agreements and is often instructed by them on a public access basis;
Intellectual Property
Maria has experience of intellectual property disputes and in particular, has acted/advised in the following: -
- Acting/advising in cases where a copyright infringement and passing off has been alleged;
- Advising in an action concerning a band who alleged copyright infringement of a music sample of a well-known song “Warrior’s Dance”;
- Maria also advised on intellectual property issues in the context of advertising and branding matters prior to coming to the Bar;
Memberships
International Bar Association
Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
CIARB – (Canada Branch)
Qualifications
LL.M International Law – Public and Private, University of Nottingham

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