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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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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.

How We Can Help

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


What others say

  • Baker & McKenzie won Copyright Firm of the Year (Europe) in the 2015 Managing IP Awards.
  • In its 2015 survey, Managing IP recognizes our copyright practice in 12 jurisdictions including top tier rankings in China, Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom.

What constitutes fair use? Does local law provide for copyright exceptions? Are there limitations on fair use and fair dealing exceptions? Find answers to these questions and more in Baker & McKenzie's pioneering Fair Use Guide, an interactive resource that touches on fair use principles in more than 30 jurisdictions.
Baker & McKenzie won in six categories at the recent Managing Intellectual Property Awards, including the Global Law Firm of the Year award. These accolades further strengthen the Firm’s reputation as a leading law firm in the IP sphere.
Access valuable information about copyright licensing regimes from anywhere in the world. Baker & McKenzie and the World Intellectual Property Organization team up to launch the 2014 Collecting Societies Handbook, an online guide to collective licensing around the world.
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For further information, please contact:
+ 44 20 7919 1788
+ 44 20 7919 1999
+ 61 2 8922 5540
+ 34 91 230 4581
+ 1 212 626 4976
+ 1 212 310 1603
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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