RÄUME & HÄRTING: BERLAIN Group Exhibition. Art, AI and law
Registering a trademark or design is a basic requirement for securing your intellectual property. Many mistakes can be made in the very formal application procedures. We find the right strategies, take over the applications and accompany the further procedure.
We have decades of experience in defending intellectual property rights. We enforce claims for our clients in cases of infringement of trademark and other intellectual property rights.
Many agreements in the creative industry are made more informally than in other business areas. We help to regulate contractual relationships in a clear and legally secure manner – from the model release to the general terms and conditions.
If you want to market intellectual property rights, you cannot avoid cooperating with third parties. We advise and support you when IP rights are to be transferred or licensed. In doing so, we look for the best exploitation options for you.
Artists and fashion designers must observe extensive compliance regulations, from textile labeling and supply chain tracking to money laundering. We help you keep track of everything.
Those who do not maintain their trademarks weaken themselves. The registration of similar or identical trademarks by third parties dilutes one’s own trademark rights. Regular monitoring of the registers counteracts this. In most cases, collisions can be avoided without complications. We offer monitoring services.
Setting up a company without first searching for relevant prior rights of third parties can have unpleasant consequences. There is the threat of a total loss of all investments in trademark development. We search for prior rights and perform risk analyses – even before the application is filed.
Artists must respect the personal rights of others. This includes the right to one’s own image and the DSGVO. Data protection regulations must also be observed during contract processing.
We provide legal opinions on all issues related to intellectual property, competition law, distribution law and review business concepts for feasibility.
We advise and represent companies from the fashion and fashion retail sector in the enforcement of industrial property rights and entrepreneurial personality rights, in particular in cases of infringing advertising on the Internet.
We advise an internationally active gallery based in Berlin and Vienna in matters of contract law.
We advise a Berlin-based artists’ initiative on general terms and conditions.
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