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Christoph Enaux is a partner with Greenberg Traurig Germany. LLP. He chairs the German Telecommunications Sector Group as well as the German Regulatory and Competition Practice Group of Greenberg Traurig. Christoph focuses on advising domestic and international clients in the areas of German and EU telecommunications and media regulation and competition law. He advises on commercial and regulatory aspects of new business models as well as on regulatory, merger control and antitrust proceeding...
2011 Arbitrator of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) 2008 Board-Certified Attorney for Intellectual Property Law (Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz) 2007 Board-Certified Attorney for Copyright and Media Law (Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht) 1998 New York Bar Exam (Attorney-at-Law) LL.M. in Trade Regulations, New York University (NYU), USA 1997 Second State Examination in Law, Regional Court of Appeals Hamburg (legal trainee at German Embassy Singap...
Stefan Lütje is partner and chairs the Media Sector Group in Germany. The team was voted "Best Media Law Firm" by the well-known legal publishing house JUVE in 2010, has since been nominated many times, and is regularly recognized in all the important legal directories such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and JUVE for their expertise and high-quality work. As an expert in the media and technology industry, Stefan has advised national and international industry players for more ...
As one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers, Jan Bernd Nordemann represents national and international clients before the courts, provides expert legal opinions on copyright issues and drafts and negotiates copyright agreements. He also provides policy consultancy in relation to the development of copyright law, advises associations and political parties. In addition, Jan has been engaged on a number of occasions as an expert witness on German law in US court proceedings. He also has ...
Since 1990, Dr. Martin Schaefer had been working for the German industry associations of the recording industry (today: BVMI). As legal advisor and later as managing director he was involved in the development of innovative industry projects for the emerging online-sector. In 2001, he joined BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) as Vice President, Legal Counsel Europe, before leaving the company at the beginning of 2004 to become a partner at the law firm of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT. His client base i...
Entertainment Law Definition
The developments afford huge opportunities for growth for artists, video game developers, studios, publishers, but also traditional entertainment and media companies, and manufacturers of hardware, peripherals, and toys.
Lawyers in this practice area help structure and negotiate agreements between all those actors, including:
• Game development and publishing agreements
• Distribution agreements
• Marketing and channelling agreements
• IP license agreements
• Research and development agreements
The creation and exploitation of entertainment content, in particular in online and mobile environments, is subject to a number of regulatory restrictions, most importantly in the domains of data privacy, youth protection, and consumer law. Involving specialized lawyers in the game design and production process and getting early advice on planned new business models can help industry participants steer clear of the associated legal pitfalls.
Entertainment lawyers are also savvy when it comes to strategically procuring, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights, such as trademarks and copyright in media content – a particularly important aspect in the digital realm. Entertainment content is often created through collaboration of many individuals contributing different parts of the whole, and publishing and marketing deals can involve multiple tiers of sub-licensees, all of which requires careful drafting and monitoring of the chain of rights.
Finally, attorneys in the entertainment industry, with a keen eye on the specific legal risks and challenges, help structure and negotiate successful corporate deals where the target company or the concerned assets involve entertainment content or hardware.
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