The protection of intellectual property in scientific, literary, or artistic work represents an important part of our legal practice. It begins with the drafting or analysis of exploitation and other agreements relating to the creation or use of copyright protected works or performances, in areas such as computer software, applied art, music, entertainment and games.
Of equal significance is providing of strategic advice and representing our clients in litigation to enforce copyright based claims. For instance, we successfully handled copyright enforcement proceedings before German courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union to protect various design classics against counterfeits entering the German market. Another example of our forensic practice concerns the verification in light of European law of the provisions adopted in different Member States concerning the compulsory levies imposed on producers and distributors of copiers, printers and other products suitable to reproduce or store copies of copyright protected works.
We often deal with multijurisdictional or cross-boarder cases that require international coordination and a deep understanding of foreign jurisdictions and the latest developments in European law.
Senior partner Professor Henning Harte-Bavendamm teaches copyright law at the University of Osnabrück