• Judicial and extra-judicial enforcement and defence of copyright claims
  • Registration of members
  • Registration of works
  • Accounting control
  • Monitoring of complaints
  • Arbitration support
  • Advice for the user about licensing requirements
  • Collection of licences

For holders of intellectual property rights, the collective exercise of their rights through the collecting societies is often a major source of income. We attend artists and the beneficiaries of the performance protection through all relevant questions from the application as a member until the enforcement of claims; we do also take care of the accounting. We can also offer our advice to almost all areas, whether in the area of music (GEMA – Society for Musical Performing and Mechanical Reproduction Rights, GVL – Performing Rights Society, VG – Collecting Society Music Edition), in publishing (VG – Collecting Sociery Word), performing (GVL – Performing Rights Society,) or for visual artists (VG – Collecting Society picture art).

Additionally to the intellectual property right holders, we do also offer comprehensive consulting services to licensees. The commercial exploitation of musical works has a special economical importance. Obtaining the necessary licences can often prepare difficulties to all providers of multimedia products (such as computer manufacturers). Particular challenges arise also from the international providers which are generally associated with online products. We advice commercial users of intellectual property rights to keep their products and services from liability risks and we take charge of the obtaining the licence and of the communication with the respective societies.

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