Copyrights are becoming economically important assets, for example for the entertainment, music, television, social media or videogames industry. Copyright law is becoming increasingly complex with the use of copyrighted creations in Internet and multiple layers of right owners that can be present in a product or service.
We help our clients protecting copyrighted works through the acquisition of evidence of the contents and the time of creation, including copyright protection of computer software via de sur generis system set for on the Spanish Copyright Law.
ABG’s services with respect to copyrights also include gathering evidence on entitlement to copyrighted works, advice on the assignment of the rights from the creator to the assignee, and in particular on the transfer of all the exploitation rights on the copyrighted work to the assignee. We also assist our clients in the negotiation and preparation of license agreements.
Our team of lawyers has experience in before the Courts of Justice in enforcement proceedings for copyright infringement. For example, ABG’s Litigation team has obtained two preliminary injunctions from a Barcelona-based specialized Court for a leading International software developer and tax and legal content provider, on a complex case involving computer software copyright infringement, trade secrets infringement, free riding and other unfair competition conducts. This is the first case in Spain involving such complex issues.