John Buckby - Intellectual Property & Media Law Specialist, Spearing Waite

John Buckby is and Intellectual Property & Media Law specialist at Spearing Waite, a leading East Midlands law firm. John became an IP lawyer after working for a decade in the music industry, during which time he produced numerous records for various labels, and managed a band.

In 2002, John established the record label Winding Road Records, which is now one of the most popular independent ‘deep house’ labels in the UK, having released hundreds of recordings by artists from across the world such as Lovebirds, Spirit Catcher, Crazy P, Atjazz, Hot Toddy, Schmoov and many more.

Now an IP lawyer, John is perfectly placed to advise on how to turn your intellectual and creative assets into a working business, and how to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes. He has a wealth of practical experience in the music industry, along with a strong legal and commercial grounding in contracts and intellectual property.

John regularly advises producers, musicians, artists, record labels, film producers, writers and other creatives, helping them to protect their copyright works and get the best out of the deals they enter with other people.