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Copyright and Media Law

In light of the digital transformation and changes in the way we use media, the need to protect creative achievements is more important than ever. Not only traditional media businesses, but increasingly also start-ups and companies from the telecommunications, technology and software industries rely on a broad spectrum of options for exploiting media. This in turn increases the need for legal expertise in copyright and media law.

Our specialised lawyers have been successfully advising and representing a wide variety of companies and stakeholders on issues of copyright and media law for many years. Whatever the client’s needs, we accompany them at every stage of the process – from conception and development to their finished product, including all distribution channels. Whether clients want to exploit their individual work, draft national or international licensing and R&D agreements, or secure their licensing strategies from a legal perspective, we have the right solution.

As experts for our clients on copyright and media law contracts, we cover all legal issues relating to the production, exploitation and use of content such as texts, images, software, databases and streaming services. We also advise clients on liability issues regarding their own or third-party content on internet platforms, as well as on ensuring that their use of social media – such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok – complies with the law.

Together with our clients, we develop corporate policies for dealing with copyrighted content and support the establishment and implementation of digital business models and legally compliant online sales activities.

With our interdisciplinary teams, we offer unique added value. Since they are experts in a range of fields, our lawyers also know when it’s time to consider legal issues in the related areas of data protection, IT and competition law. This often involves partnering with national and international stakeholders – so it goes without saying that we can draft all contracts in German or English. If necessary, we will also rigorously pursue your claims in court on your behalf or defend you against lawsuits.

What we offer

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