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Our long-standing experience in the media, technology, communications and electronics sectors contributes to an exceptionally well-rounded understanding of copyright law and the interconnected commercial issues.

We have leading practitioners throughout each of our international jurisdictions, advising a diverse range of clients, which include both traditional and new media companies. We devise copyright protection strategies in relation to literature and artistic works, music, film and TV and much more.

With our unique history in technology and strength in the law relating to the internet; we are at the cutting edge when it comes to online use or new technology.

Our work has included advising high profile literary estates, on copyright enforcement; mobile telephony companies, on copyright advisory structures for downloadable ring tones; and ISPs, on matters relating to user generated content on social networking sites.

We can provide one of the most comprehensive copyright offerings in the world. Our forte in litigation is complimented by an equally strong team of advisory and transactional lawyers, who assist clients in agreements for the licensing, sale or purchase of copyright material.

Heads of Group: Morag Macdonald in London and Christian Harmsen in Düsseldorf.

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