Copyright law

German and international copyright law has traditionally been the firm's core competence, and represents a common interface with the various specialist fields within media law.

Partners, associates and staff specialising in copyright law provide our clients with expert advice, working with you to preserve and enforce your copyright, user and other ancillary rights. We advise national and international clients at all stages of developing, producing and exploiting creative and artistic works.  In particular, taking forensic action against infringers through securing either interim or permanent injunctions, as well as the international enforcement of rights constitute a major strength of the firm.

Our clients represent the whole spectrum of the media industry, ranging from individual artists and creatives such as photographers, designers, illustrators, authors, journalists, actors, directors, composers and musicians via theatres and stages to production firms, advertising, PR and event agencies, as well as the commercial exploiters of creative works.  In addition, we also advise various German professional associations in the sector, including, for example, Freelens, the Association of Photographers; Freischreiber, the Association of Freelance Writers; RFI, the Association for Agents representing Photographers and Illustrators; the Association of Illustrators; and the Association of German Sports Journalists.