As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.
Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.
We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.
Entertainment, Media and IT
The Entertainment and IT Law Department is widely recognised in international legal directories. It advises audiovisual and music producers, information technology companies, telecommunications operators and, in general, companies that work in the entertainment industry. Advice provided covers all matters relating to the production and exploitation of protected contents, from the preparation, drafting and negotiation of contracts to litigation.
Our entertainment team has international experience and vast knowledge of EU law and international treaties, which is essential in a globalised world and a digital environment in which attention to such matters is vital to achieve the effective protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
- Advice and representation in court proceedings (civil, criminal, administrative and contentious administrative proceedings) concerning all types of intellectual property, including copyright and the like
- Contracting of contents: publishing contracts, production of phonograms, audiovisual production, assignment of formats and acquisition of contents, rights assignment and licence agreements
- Advice in relation to the licences of intellectual property collective management entities
- Advice in relation to defamation, privacy and publicity rights