Media and Entertainment Law
Media and Entertainment law is the collective name that is used to refer to the various legal areas that deal with the media and entertainment sector. They include not only intellectual property rights and all related agreements, but also certain constitutional rights and personality rights (freedom of expression, the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness or other unequivocal aspects of his or her identity, right of reply), tax rights (tax optimisation of agreements and (pre-) ruling requests with the ruling commission), social rights (social status of the artist, obligations of authors / journalists and artists, rules with regard to child labour, etc.), subsidies, general contract law (e.g. management and booking agreements, agreements for the provision of services, …), criminal law (e.g. defamation and slander, press offences, etc.).
Our firm represents a wide variety of parties in these areas of the law that originate from all segments of the artistic and media sector, including journalists, both during contract negotiations and within the framework of judicial and extrajudicial disputes.
As quite a number of businesses, organisations, and artists cannot exist without subsidies our firm is also consulted for the preparation and submission of subsidy files to the relevant competent authorities.