Copyright is an area of IP law that is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the creation and dissemination of a wide range of works now done by electronic means. The 'Digital Revolution' is impacting not just on software copyright and music but in areas as diverse as book publishing, satellite broadcasting and databases.
Consistent with this rise in importance is a growing level of harmonisation at the EU level. Historically copyright has been the least harmonised of IP rights, mainly because different countries had different views of what should be protected and how. This partial harmonisation raises a large number of complex legal issues, on which specialist advice is vital.
We can provide such advice and our clients range from software and electronics companies to book publishers, games developers and financial services companies.