Now that a photo can be shared globally by a quick tap on a phone the necessity to control access to your own image and its value has never been more urgent. Guernsey hosts the only service in the world where an image, mannerism or even a gesture can be registered ensuring that its reproduction is only by permission of the owner.
The recent introduction of Guernsey Image Rights laws means that a footballer’s personal brand can exist after they’ve finished playing competitively and even after death. This means that the wealth generated by the use of the image rights can be preserved for retirement and future generations.
Mark Davies & Associates Ltd can advise on the use of structures to help protect image rights from unauthorised use, legal claims and unnecessary tax as well as ensure that you are compliant with the tax authorities.
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