IT, IP & MEDIA LAW

HEUSSEN is known for its special competence in the field of information technology, intellectual property law as well as media and entertainment law.

Our experts have years of experience in these areas and are recommended by leading publications such as the law firm directories ‘JUVE Handbuch’, ‘Kanzleien in Deutschland’, and ‘LEGAL500’. Our team combines technical and economic understanding, expertise in the relevant industry sectors and specialised legal knowledge for individual and practical strategies and solutions.

Information technology law

  • Software agreements (e. g. re licensing, design, maintenance, escrow and distribution)
  • Hardware agreements (e. g. re purchase, lease, maintenance, development and distribution)
  • IT projects (e. g. implementation of ERP systems, outsourcing of IT services and electronic invoicing)
  • Internet law and E-Business (including M-Commerce)
  • Data protection law and IT security (e. g. data protection manuals, data protection audits and services as external data protection officer)
  • Extra judicial and judicial enforcement of and defence against claims (e. g. in cases of failed IT projects or software licensing violation proceedings)
  • Advisory services in connection with transaction projects (e. g. IT due diligence for M & A transactions)
  • IT Compliance (e. g. licensing and data protection, also in connection with employees’ help-lines and surveillance)

Industrial property rights

  • Drafting of agreements (e. g. licensing agreements, research and development agreements)
  • Development of strategies to protect intellectual property rights both on a national and international level (e. g. trademarks, designs, patents)
  • National and international registration of industrial property rights
  • Research, administration and surveillance of intellectual property rights
  • Extra judicial and judicial enforcement of and defence against claims
  • Measures against piracy of products and trademarks (including seizure and confiscation)
  • Representation before agencies, governmental bodies and courts

Media and entertainment law

  • Production, co-operation, exploitation and licensing agreements for print, audio and/or visual content
  • Broadcasting law and new media law (e. g. regulatory issues, aspects of constitutional and administrative law, licensing law and advertising law)
  • Copyright and licensing / publishing agreements with authors
  • Protection of individuals regarding publications in the media and freedom of expression
  • Sports law; marketing agreements with athletes, clubs and marketing of sports events including issues of sponsoring, broadcasting rights and merchandising
  • Law on gambling, including sports betting
  • Extra judicial and judicial enforcement of and defence against claims

Our clients include both national and international companies of the motion pictures industry, television and radio stations and publishing houses. Moreover, we advise providers of music, games, Internet services as well as merchandising and advertising agencies. Since many years we continuously advise gambling providers as well as companies in the sports business.