Media, Music, Brands
The media play a steadily growing role in today's society.
We advise creative service (media content) providers, such as musicians, writers, actors, so that their rights are optimally protected, and they benefit in the best possible way. We also advise users of creative services, such as publishers and production companies to ensure the optimal exploitation of creative work. This applies to traditional media as well as for the so-called new media.
But not only people working in and with the media are confronted daily with media law issues: especially today companies in various sectors use the internet and the possibilities it provides for presenting their skills and offers, i.e. via social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter.
The ever-increasing possibilities offered by new media, profess not only opportunities, but also bear the risk of committing violations of the law, especially copyright or competition law violations.
How must my internet imprint be structured? What do I have to keep in mind if I want to operate an online shop? May I use photographs from publicly accessible picture archives without restrictions? What do I need to be aware of, and what will it cost if I want to use background music on my website? Can I use third-party trademarks as keywords or meta tags in order to be found more easily in the search engines? What should I do if I receive a cease and desist letter because of the use of a music swapping service? From a fiscal point of view, what must I keep in mind upon the transfer of copyrights and rights of use?
These are just a few examples of questions that arise every day, requiring profound legal knowledge and experience in the field of media law. Our media law team of experts gives answers that give you security.