We protect creators. Whatever work you create - in words, images, photographs, films, sounds or notes - you must be able to protect it as your intellectual property. If necessary, in court. We help you to enforce claims for unauthorized use of your works. If texts, songs, photographs, films, etc. are used by third parties without your permission, we will help prevent this behavior and demand compensation for the economic loss incurred by the creator.

Our lawyers not only help when conflicts have already arisen, but also in advance to avoid them. In every negotiation, if you want to make your work your asset. Intellectual property is the creators‘ business. We know what creators need for their protection - when, where and how.

Personal rights concern us all.

Anyone who is affected by press coverage or hostility in social media, or who is threatened with negative coverage, can defend themselves. Our press law experts have many years of experience and are battle-hardened in defending personality rights, from global stars to "ordinary citizens."

But we don't just argue, we also like to share our knowledge. Award-winning feature film, documentary and podcast producers rely on our advice, as do the editors of a popular satirical program, for example, when it comes to protecting personality rights.

Data protection is personality rights protection as well. Anyone who does not want to see certain hits for their name in search engines can invoke their data protection rights. We help with the application against Google, Microsoft and such, if necessary up to cease and desist orders. And we are also happy to advise those who want to respect data privacy rights, for example as employers or website operators.

Whether documentary, comedy, or drama – we represent independent filmmakers so they can make the films they want to make. We are a one-stop-shop for all things film. We advise all around, along the entire journey a film takes: from development to production, from financing to distribution. We do more than just paperwork. We don’t just clear rights, we protect and defend them. We don't just write contracts, we negotiate deals. We see not only the legal side of filmmaking, but also the artistic and the business side – and our worldwide connections in the film industry help us time and again to seize opportunities that others might miss. We’re not just lawyers, we’re matchmakers too.

Like any artistic endeavor, each film has its own challenges: Investigative research, complex financing plans, unforeseen budget overruns, tough negotiations, looming lawsuits – whatever it is, we rise to the challenges our clients face.

… and what's more: We don't just see one project alone, we see the whole enterprise. We are experienced in advising film production companies on their business strategies to help them develop into sustainable, successful businesses.

Whether it’s a local broadcaster or a global streamer, we know the inner workings of the television industry. Video streaming – anytime, anywhere – is blurring the lines between old and new television more and more, but the experience of watching television will not disappear, quite the opposite: Screens are everywhere. Television is and remains big business.

We represent creative talent who make television – behind and in front of the camera. We represent some of the best in their field. Whether it's an entertainment format or a television series, we know what matters in the business of television.

We protect your personality rights and defend your reputation against the media, whether it's a BILD newspaper article, TV report or YouTube video. With many years of litigation experience, our experts not only know how to protect your privacy as a prominent actress or soccer star. We also represent many well-known companies and their executives against business-damaging negative reporting and advise in media crisis situations before unwelcome reporting occurs.

We advise on all issues relating to the use of social media platforms. We represent in questions of influencer marketing as well as in cases of legal violations on social networks. We also help against deletions of content and blocking of user accounts.

We represent talent who has something to say. We help our clients make their own podcasts – and we make sure they can release and exploit them. Across all audio platforms.

Many of our clients are on stage, whether for comedy shows, concerts or other performances. We advise on all questions of event law, whether on contracts with bookers, promoters or sponsors or on disputes of all kinds.

We represent musicians vis-à-vis their partners in the exploitation of their music, their brands as well as their artist personalities. We review, advise and negotiate contracts with distributors, music publishers, labels, bookers, management, promoters and merchandising partners. We also help with the foundation of own labels and publishing houses.

We advise on advertising cooperations of all kinds. From classic testimonial contracts and social media campaigns to the establishment and promotion of private brands with strong licensing partners.

We represent your trademarks, company names and work titles. We advise you on the strategic selection of your trademark rights, check their registrability and represent you in the application process. Our core competence also lies in the development and implementation of protection strategies to prevent infringements and dilution of your trademark rights. We represent your trademarks in application, opposition and cancellation proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and also coordinate the registration of foreign national trademarks for you via a large network of foreign correspondents.

We coordinate the investigation and prosecution of trademark infringements for our clients, including in cases of product piracy. We represent your intellectual property rights in border seizure proceedings. The judicial enforcement of our clients' trademark claims in preliminary injunction proceedings is one of our ongoing tasks, as is the defense of your intellectual property rights against attacks by third parties.

We not only have many years of litigation experience with numerous proceedings up to the Federal Court of Justice, but have also been involved in extensive transactions in connection with the sale of intellectual property rights.

We advise our clients on establishing design protection for their products, register German, European and international designs and represent their interests in infringement proceedings or in the event of attacks by third parties based on designs. We enforce your rights in summary and main proceedings and thus prevent your competitors from entering the market unlawfully. Designs wrongly registered by competitors are brought to an end by means of cancellation requests.

Part of business life - also and especially because it is increasingly taking place on the internet and therefore immediately visible to everyone - is that one's own products, marketing campaigns or even just statements are constantly being scrutinized. At the same time, competitors should also abide by the rules of the market and not gain an advantage through unfair measures. The assertion of claims under the Unfair Competition Act (UWG) therefore plays a major role. Whether it is the imitation of products, comparative advertising or inadmissible product information, to name but a few, competition law offers a wide range of possibilities to put an end to the economically damaging behavior of other market participants.

We help you to present your products and services in a legally compliant manner. Conflicts can be avoided by carrying out a legal review in advance. If a competitor does issue a warning under competition law, we will help you to defend against these claims and avoid major damage. We are also available to enforce our clients' own claims against unfair conduct by third parties. All of this, of course, successfully in court as well.