The emergence of new technologies has made copyright an area of law that is subject to continuous review and revision. Legislative initiatives are ongoing both nationally and in Europe and elsewhere internationally. Our Firm has been in the forefront of the fight to set up a suitable legal framework that will strike a balance between respecting the basic rights and principles of the information society and protecting intellectual creations in the digital age. Our team of intellectual property experts enables us to offer our clients the full benefit of all their experience and their deep knowledge of the field, so we are able to provide full-service advice in such disparate areas as, to name just a few, protecting traditional literary works, drawing up software development agreements, acting to block a website dealing in illegal downloads of protected works, taking legal action against plagiarism of television programme formats, negotiating agreements with collection societies, and defending the interests of a private group or sector against the authorities.
In today's society, in constant flux, celebrities in all walks of life need to protect their public image. Artists of all kinds, athletes, architects, and television and radio show hosts are just a few examples of highly effective advertising mouthpieces both for goods and services of all kinds and for businesses themselves.
ELZABURU has highly qualified IP professionals who can offer full-service advice on protecting, developing, and promoting personality rights as well as on the appropriate legal and business approaches for properly exploiting those rights
- Protection and management of intellectual property rights: registration, out-of-court settlement of claims, negotiations with users and collecting societies.
- Acting as Counsel in court proceedings and mediation, conciliation, and arbitration proceedings in defense of intellectual property rights.
- Comprehensive advice to holders of copyrighted works and other protected matter, e.g., literary works, audiovisual works, works of art, musical works, computer programs, databases, etc.
EGEDA et al. against private copying levy, Supreme Court of Spain, Third Contentious-Administrative Law Chamber, Judgment no. 2394/2016, 10 November 2016
Spanish Supreme Court ratifies the European Court decision on private copying. Same story all over again?
Term of protection of copyright in the EU is not set to revive rights that were in the public domain