Copyright & Related Practices
Copyright is central to the exploitation of intellectual capital in technology based companies. Recognition and enforcement of copyrights is fundamental to developing and maintaining assets upon which a company trades.
As one of the leaders in the field of intellectual property protection, our IP specialists successfully represent owners of copyrights, i.e. TV and radio stations, design and advertising agencies, record companies, film producers and film distributors. We also advise authors, artists and inventors on how to protect their copyrights in the creative process as well as in their business activity. We are aware that in a rapidly changing technological environment, copyright protection based on traditional legal institutions must be supplemented by an innovative and open-minded tactical approach. Therefore, we combine our in-depth knowledge and courtroom experience with an industry-oriented legal expertise.
We provide the following services:
- Negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, agency, rights acquisition and licensing agreements
- Representation and advice on copyright disputes as well as in cases of piracy
- Representation in disputes with organizations for collective management of copyright and related rights
- Advice on other copyright-related issues such as how to manage public performances, live and recorded broadcasts, and mechanical reproduction rights