Our experienced media law team advises and supports the industry in operative daily business too. We are well practised in press and copyright issues whether in traditional print and radio or the electronic media.
We have always advised press companies on questions of the right of reply or in defending claims from persons wishing to object to press publications in word and picture. We are particularly glad to support investigative journalism from the research phase through advising on the wording of the article to the defence against the typical reactions to uncovered scandals.
The defence against inadmissible file sharing, the use of data available on the Internet by screen scraping or the legality of streaming of content are only some of our copyright law core areas in connection with the new media.
Weitere Schwerpunkte aus der Expertise "Intellectual Property"
The Act on Unfair Competition affects companies and traders in many situations. Every advertisement, every product design, every Internet presence or web shop has the potential for conflict. Warnings and court proceedings in this area are all too frequent.
Drugs Advertising Law
Drugs, pharmaceuticals or medical products, including cosmetics are subject to particularly restrictive advertising requirements based on European law, prescribed in the Drugs Advertising Act (HWG).
There are many forms of marks. You have a German word trademark or a community trademark? Your product is protected by a form mark? Or is a company slogan, magazine title or software designation concerned?
The aesthetic design of products is an essential feature for your success on the market. Is your product design protected as a national German design or a community design which you can enforce against competitors?
Technical Protection Law
Technical innovations are the origin of success – especially in Germany. In a global world, legal protection of research and development cannot be taken seriously enough. Have you the best possible protection for your invention?
You have received a warning? You are in litigation with a competitor or need strategic advice e.g. on the introduction of a product or drafting a license agreement? We support you in all important situations requiring advice on industrial property rights.