Database Rights

Database rights include intranets, back off systems, purchase order systems, websites, document management systems and contact lists. A database is a valuable asset that businesses are increasingly looking to exploit in their own

right. Since the implementation of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997, database rights have been protected. A Database Right lasts for 15 years, but if the database attracts copyright it is protected for 70 years.

If your database is under threat, we can move to obtain an injunction from the court to protect your data. We are often instructed to secure the return of data or a database from a former employee or director who has set up or joined a competing business.