COPYRIGHT AND PUBLICATION LAW

In the field of copyright law, our client base includes the entire range of cultural and creative industries.

We provide consulting services to advertising and media companies, theatres, software manufacturers, filmmakers and practising artists, authors, designers and actors on the art market throughout Germany regarding the possibilities of protecting their services, prepare and review license and merchandising agreements, and settle the management of rights as well as any disputes with copyright licensing agencies. We also advise architects and civil engineers on the copyright protection of design drafts in each phase of their performance, and protect these designs from unlawful modifications and defacements. Public authorities also call on us in all matters of copyright and publication law, in particular regarding the acquisition of property rights and the acquisition and transfer of licenses.

As a matter of course, we monitor the market on behalf of our clients for violations of rights if requested, successfully enforce property rights in court and out of court, both on a national and on an international level, and defend such rights in case of claims raised by third parties.


Special subjects:

  • Consulting on the establishment of property rights in copyrighted works, including filing of the works as proof of prior art

  • Draft and negotiation of copyright user and license agreements as well as actors agreements, publishing contracts, and merchandising contracts

  • Ensuring and asserting an appropriate compensation for creative services vis-à-vis employers, clients and copyright licensing agencies

  • Ensuring additional protection of the copyrighted works by means of trademarks, patents and registered designs

  • Judicial and extrajudicial representation in case of violations of copyrights and ancillary copyrights in the traditional and the new media