Have you discovered an unfavorable image of yourself in a newspaper or magazine, on TV or on the Internet? Have untruths and/or insults been published about you? Do you feel that your reputation has been harmed by a report in the press or something published on the Internet? Has a report threatened the existence of your company? As a company or private person, but also as a public figure, you have the right to protect yourself against insults, untruths, and other injurious claims and to obligate the publisher or Internet portal operator to withdraw and to cease and desist or at least to allow the publishing of your representation of the facts in the form of a counter-statement.
What we offer
We will examine the legal situation for you and evaluate whether the statements in the press or on the Internet are factual claims or essentially possible expressions of opinion. In addition, we will assess whether the images published of you infringe upon your rights. If there is an infringement, we will document this and develop a strategy for you in order to stop the violations as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When untruths and insults are being spread, we can stop this by asserting claims to cease and desist, removal (to the extent possible), withdrawal, and damages for pain and suffering. The claims will be initially handled out of court within the scope of a formal warning. The right to present your own opinion in the form of a counter-statement arises at the point of the inaccurate report.
If the violator rejects the fulfillment of the claims, we will initiate the required steps for court proceedings for you. Claims in this case can be enforced in the form of a temporary injunction or a complaint.
The tracking of personality right infringements 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
- Examination and assessment of the technical and legal situation
- Consulting with respect to the legal options and the strategic procedure
- Out-of-court representation with claims to counter-statements
- Out-of-court representation with claims to withdrawal and damages for pain and suffering
- Court enforcement before all district and regional courts in Germany by means of temporary injunctions or complaints
- Enforcement of cease-and-desist agreements by asserting contractual penalties or fines
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.