The German Copyright Law (“Gesetz über Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte”, abbreviated as “UrhG”) protects classic works and oeuvres of literature, science and art including photographs, films and music. The legal protection for copyright purposes of new media, product and industrial design as well as computer programmes (software and apps) becomes increasingly the core consulting activity of IP Advocates in the context of copyright law – e.g. the legal protection of apps against copying or the legal design of new business models in the Internet.
The consulting services of IP Advocates range from the correct reaction to a cease-and-desist order to the German Copyright Law in the entire legal field of copyright and entertainment law. We also negotiate for entitling and transferring exploitation rights and design licence contracts. We represent and conduct our clients’ defence from a cease-and-desist order via a restraining order through to an injunction suit and claim for damages.