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Whether copyright is central or subsidiary to your business, it is an area of law which impacts on every business. With the world's largest global intellectual property practice, Baker & McKenzie brings an unrivalled and integrated team of cross-border copyright professionals to help you navigate the often complex world of copyright.

We have extensive experience in the traditional copyright industries — including fashion, music, publishing and film — and particularly focused capabilities in digital media, building on our track record as one of the world's leading legal advisers on technology. Our market-leading team works with copyright holders, users and intermediaries in a wide range of industries and across key jurisdictions. Bringing to bear our expansive global reach and technology experience, we provide the world's foremost businesses with strategic and commercially pragmatic advice in the copyright space.

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Our global copyright team acts for a range of clients across the copyright spectrum, including leading film, games and software producers, TV production companies, publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers, telecommunications, online service providers and fashion houses.

We offer cutting edge advice on product design, comprehensive transactional support on content heavy deals, enforcement solutions and dispute resolution before general courts and copyright tribunals. Our track record includes acting on some of the biggest copyright cases globally, such as advising an Australian-based telecommunications company in a landmark cloud service copyright case, advising a leading provider of online media monitoring services in one of the most significant copyright litigation matters in the United Kingdom relating to internet search technology, and being the pre-eminent film and media lawyers in Spain.

Our experience in this area also includes:
  • Claimant and defendant side copyright dispute resolution, before civil courts and specialist copyright tribunals
  • Multijurisdictional risk analysis of innovative new products, including new distribution technologies and cloud computing
  • Negotiation and preparation of copyright licensing agreements
  • Negotiation and preparation of agreements with copyright collecting societies
  • Advising leading fashion figures on copyright and design matters
  • Advising extensively on online distribution models for ebooks, games, film, music and apps
  • Running copyright enforcement programs, including advice on the use of local law enforcement and coordination with local authorities
  • Lobbying at national, regional and global levels

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Access the audio and video of our recent Global Copyright Thinkers Series of lectures held in London, New York, Brussels, Hong Kong, Sydney, Warsaw and Budapest.


What others say

  • Managing IP recommends our copyright practice in eight jurisdictions including Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
  • In 2012, Baker & McKenzie was recognized as European Copyright Team of the Year by Managing IP.

In this one-hour webinar, our transactional lawyers tackle vital IP issues relating to employee inventions in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions and related commercial transactions.
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Our most recent edition of the Digital Media Alert discusses the much anticipated judgment of the CJEU in the Svensson case on the copyright status of linking, ruling that the provision on a website of clickable links to works freely available on another site is not a communication to the public, by virtue of it not being to a new public. We also review the CJEU's decision in Nintendo regarding the protection of technological protection measures, and recent developments in the EU Copyright Consultation, collective rights management, consumer selling and online and app-based games.
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