Are you the author/originator of a work and would like to grant a third party rights to your work or would you like to purchase the rights from an author/originator? Is a third party already using your work without your authorization? Have you received a warning notice due to violation of a copyright law and/or moral right and are supposed to fulfill demands to cease and desist, provide information, and/or provide compensatory damages within a very short timeframe? Or would you like to obtain general information regarding copyright law?
What we offer
The author's/originator's rights to works, such as images, visualizations, text, films, and computer programs, results with their creation, which triggers an abundance of legal consequences for the author/originator. Thus, the author/originator can transfer his/her usage rights as a whole or partially to a third party. We create copyright licensing agreements that you can use to grant a third party legally secure rights to your work.
In addition, we will examine the legal situation for you if an unauthorized third party is using your work without asking or is using it in a non-agreed-upon manner. If there are copyright infringements, we will document them and develop a strategy for you in order to stop the violations as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you have been the target of a warning notice, we will check for you whether the presumably violated work is even a copyrighted work, whether the warning notice is basically legitimate, whether the cease-and-desist declaration being required by the author/originator corresponds to the prohibited trade, and whether the compensatory damage claims being asserted, particularly regarding amount, actually exist.
The tracking of your copyrights and the representation for official warnings, temporary injunctions, and principal proceedings throughout Germany is part of the special strength of our law practice due to the many years of practical experience and the technical expertise of the attorneys and specialized lawyers.
Scope of service
- Creating, designing, and negotiating legally secure licensing agreements
- Consulting with respect to the legal options and the strategic procedure
- Examination and assessment of the technical and legal situation
- Out-of-court representation in warning notice proceedings
- Representation before all district and regional courts in Germany by means of temporary injunction proceedings and in regular complaint proceedings
We normally offer our services to you calculated according to the time spent at a suitable hourly rate or according to the Attorneys Compensation Act (RVG). We believe that cost transparency and cost reliability form the basis of successful cooperation. We will be happy to provide you with an estimate of the expected costs and the cost risk before taking the job.