Lawyers get everywhere don't they? just when you thought it was safe another annoying lawyer pops up to tell you what you should have thought of in the beggining but didn't. Oh the wonder of 20:20 hindsight!
This is property of the intellectual kind and also a bit of employment legislation thrown in for good measure.
A question of having your cake and eating it?
Television stars are set to face harsh contracts locking them into tighter programme commitments in the wake of the national trauma over The Great British Bake Off’s move from the BBC to Channel 4. The principled stand of three of the Bake Off presenters not to go along with the defection has sent shivers through the world of independent production companies. Format is important in broadcasting, but talent is crucial. The programme-makers, and Channel 4 might be able to add three new charismatic characters to join Paul Hollywood, but it is a headache they could have done without as part of the £75 million transfer deal. Kenneth Mullen, an intellectual property partner at Withers, a London law firm. “It is clear that the format without the individuals significantly weakens the programme that Channel 4 ends up with.”