Julian Wilkins is Editorial Director for Blue Pencil Media Limited. Julian has a LLB (Hons) in law and M.Phil in law as well as a Diploma in European law and was admitted as a solicitor in 1988; he practices in the area of media, entertainment, and intellectual property law as a consultant for Devereaux Solicitors in London. Julian is also a Notary Public and CEDR accredited commercial mediator. Julian has written for academic publications and contributed to an Exhibition Catalogue about 1960s photographer Philip Townsend. Julian is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and also the British Institute of International and Comparative law. Julian is a finalist in The Media Lunch Club “Short Circuit” script competition to be held in November 2011. Julian’s comments “The rapidly changing world economy and technology is presenting incredible opportunities for the Creative Industries and Blue Pencil hopes to reflect and contribute to these changes.”
UK and European Reform - 19th June 2014.
The current EU review of Copyright law could be a force for good by fine tuning and improving a well proven and successful IP law system, as witnessed in the United Kingdom by a burgeoning creative industries ranging from film, TV, music to design and innovation. Alternatively, the review could lead to eventual legislative changes that undermine a successful system with the consequence that investors no longer see the creative industries as a safe vehicle into which to invest as no guarantee of maximising IP rights; whilst writers, directors and musicians amongst many struggle to earn a living from their efforts and talents.
Julian Wilkins is a speaker at Finland’s Media and Message Conference.
On the 7th August 2014, Julian Wilkins will speak at the Media and Message conference held at Naantali Spa, Finland. Media and Message is the largest event in Finland focussing on the audiovisual industry and its latest developments.
The annual event is nearly 20 years old, and is organized by Association of Independent Producers Finland – SATU ry. Media & Message gathers together more than 200 professionals who have an influence on the industry and its development. The event is attended by producers, distributors, TV-channels, advertisers and media companies amongst others. The event also hosts the annual award for the best new television format- Formaatti-Finlandia.
Blue Pencil was at the exciting design show 100% Design currently on at Earl’s Court.
We shared a stand with Creative Barcode on 18th September the opening day of the show. Member Law firms of Creative Barcode’s IP Innovation fund ran a free legal clinic for designers wanting to know more about how to protect their IP rights.
Creative Barcode members were available to explain how their system works to provide a clear and traceable record as to the IP ownership of original material.
We had the great pleasure of meeting the Prime Minster’s newly appointed Intellectual Property Advisor Mike Weatherley, Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade. Mike has a strong IP background including being Vice President (Europe) the Motion Picture Licensing Company and previously worked for music industry’s renowned Pete Waterman. Mike is taking a very keen interest in the activities of Creative Barcode.