Our media experts have advised on and litigated many high-profile media cases and have the skills and experience necessary to deal with issues such as piracy and content protection, data protection, personality rights, free speech, right to access information, copyright, trade marks, patents, unfair competition, carrier liability rules and media regulatory law.

The members of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER’s media team hold positions in the field’s most prestigious associations as well as academic appointments.

Our media experts understand that the sector is constantly changing and are aware of the importance of keeping up with advances in technology. They are at the forefront of current developments, having represented many prominent right holders, including well-known artists, publishers, phonogram producers, movie studios, television production companies, entertainment companies, broadcasters, content providers, collecting societies, Internet service providers and online media companies. We offer the full range of legal services for clients active in the media sector, from content creation to distribution and protection.

We advise on local, EU and global issues, develop long-term strategies and help negotiate complex agreements. Thanks to our strategic and pragmatic focus, we are ideally suited to assist clients with their media-related needs.

    • Obtaining blocking orders for several major right holders against pirate websites and Internet access providers before the highest national courts and the CJEU, to prevent access to infringing content.
    • Obtaining a landmark CJEU decision on database protection for several major publishers against a dedicated search engine.
    • Conducting copyright litigation regarding an international television format, up to the Dutch Supreme Court.
    • Assisting collective management organizations in various negotiations and litigation regarding cable transmission of protected materials.
    • Obtaining protection for the names, reputations, works and IP rights for (the estates of) various famous artists.
    • Defending the interests of the collecting society of phonogram producers in a request for a preliminary ruling before the CJEU referred by the Spanish Supreme Court in a case where the opposing party was an important private television broadcaster.
    • Representing a number of IP right holders in a claim for equitable compensation for private copying against the Spanish government.
    • Litigating misleading and comparative advertising claims for various multinationals.

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