IT & e-commerce
If you work in the creative sector, you will sooner or later be confronted with copyright. Copyright ensures that your creations are duly protected and that you receive a correct compensation for use of your work. On the other hand, you will also have to ensure yourself that the material that you use is not already protected by copyright entitlements of a third party.
At Finnian & Columba, we have a solid experience with copyright, and a thorough practical knowledge of the various sectors where copyright plays its role (such as film, television, music, theater, literature, digital media, software, photography, etc.).
What can we do for you?
- We can develop a strategy of how best to protect your creations (for instance, copyright, i-depot, design rights, portrait rights, trademarks, database law, etc.).
- We can help you with negotiating, drafting and verifying contracts: for example, contracts with publishers, licence agreements, IT contracts for software development, marketing contracts, agreements for authors, actors, directors, screenwriters, etc.
- We can take action against breaches of your copyrights (for example, online infringement, counterfeiting, etc.): We can send cease and desist letters, negotiate with infringers to obtain a fair compensation, mediate, defend your rights in court or through arbitration, etc.
- We help clients in various sectors, including authors, designers (e.g. in fashion or furniture), directors, actors, screenwriters, producers, architects, software developers, journalists, musicians, artists, photographers, record companies, publishers, event organizers, managers, casting agencies, booking offices, etc.
Read more about the most frequent questions on Belgian copyright law.