The application to register the image rights of charity Bridge 2 and its subsidiaries is the 30th received by the Guernsey Registry.

A Guernsey-based charity founded by Sarah Griffith MBE in July 2005, Bridge 2 and its subsidiaries Bridge 2 Sri Lanka, Bridge 2 Haiti and Bridge 2 Philippines have helped rebuild thousands of lives and homes in a number of disaster-stricken areas of the world. The charity has provided much-needed shelter, medical supplies, food, human resources, expertise, permanent housing and even schools. The application was made to the Guernsey Registry on 19 May by Romanillos & Cook Image Rights Limited (R & C).

Jose Luis Romanillos, Managing Director of R & C, said: "This registration will give an additional layer of protection to the charity's image, against abuse or infringement by a third party. It will also provide Bridge 2 with an opportunity to promote itself and its charitable activities to an even wider global audience, as the Image Rights Register is a publicly visible record which in itself can be a very useful marketing and PR tool."

R & C is also responsible for the other most recent image rights applications currently pending registration in the shape of Spanish musical act Stradivarias and Dame Emma-Jane Brown, the former Great Britain show jumper, who is now a TV and radio commentator, entrepreneur, charity ambassador and VIP event organiser.

R & C has been the agent for a number of high profile image rights applications to the Guernsey Registry, including Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini, Arsenal and England female footballer Jordan Nobbs, boxer Bradley Saunders and models Alana and Natasha Horn.

Launched in late 2012, the Image Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 Law has opened up a new chapter in asset protection and exploitation management, while Guernsey remains the only jurisdiction in the world to offer its own image rights legislation and register.

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