Law of Performing Artists Germany: Attorneys for the Legal Representation of Performing Artists and Celebrities in Germany
ZELLER & SEYFERT is a German law firm which represents performing artists and celebrities in Germany in all forms of litigation in and out of court. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are specialized – amongst other things – in the legal enforcement of claims of performing artists and celebrities in Germany. Head of the department for performing artists and celebrities in our law firm is Attorney Dr. Christian Seyfert, LL.M. (USA). Dr. Seyfert is a Certified Copyright & Media Law Specialist as well as a Certified IP Law Specialist. He has been representing performing artists, entertainment clients and celebrities in Germany for many years. He is a respected expert in the enforcement of rights of performing artists and celebrities in Germany. He is familiar with the legal needs of performing artists. He is easy to talk to and speaks the language of artists and celebrities.
ZELLER & SEYFERT regularly represent the following performing artists and celebrities:
- Actresses, actors and acting agencies
- Stage actresses / stage actors
- Artist associations and artist agencies
- Musicians, music bands and music managers
- Studio musicians
- Singers and songwriters
- Opera singers
- Musical performers and musical singers
- Voice actresses, voice actors and voice-over artists
Typical cases in which our law firm represents performing artists and celebrities:
- Enforcing contractual claims of performing artists and celebrities in Germany
- Claims of performing artists based on an infringement on the neighboring of performing artists in Germany
- Infringements on publicity and privacy rights of performing artists and celebrities in Germany
- Infringements on image rights or photo rights of performing artists and celebrities
- Defending performing artists and celebrities against claims of others
Legal Representation of Performing Artists and Celebrities before the Copyright Courts and General Courts in Germany
ZELLER & SEYFERT is a German law firm with seasoned litigators who have been representing performing artists and celebrities for many years in all legal aspects before German courts. Responsible in Germany for court review of copyright disputes and disputes concerning neighboring rights of performing artists are the specialized courts for copyright litigation.
When issues of privacy and publicity of performing artists and celebrities are in dispute in Germany, the general German courts (civil departments) exercise jurisdiction over the case. The general German courts have also jurisdiction over certain cases concerning image law and photo law issues.
Legal Representation of Performing Artists and Celebrities in Summary Proceedings (Speedy Trials)
If your case is urgent and you as a performing artist or a celebrity need a preliminary injunction against an infringer upon your rights, our attorneys will speedily enforce your rights in a summary proceeding (speedy trial) before the responsible German court. Speedy injunctions can be sought to preliminary enforce the neighboring rights of performing artists, the privacy and publicity rights of performing artists and celebrities and certain image and photo rights of performing artists and celebrities.
Our attorneys know out of years of litigation experience how to enforce the rights of performing artists and celebrities in summary proceedings before German courts. Please let us know what your urgent case is about.
Cease and Desist Letters – Pre-Litigation Representation of Performing Artists and Celebrities out of court
Before any lawsuit starts, claimants usually have the obligation according to German law to inform the infringer about his legal violations, request from him to cease and desist from his legal violations and make him sign a cease and desist declaration to the benefit of the claimant. Rushing a case to court without having tried an out of court settlement with the infringer beforehand may otherwise have the consequence that the claimant has to pay the entire costs of the lawsuit (court fees plus attorney fees of both sides), even if the claimant later wins the lawsuit on the merits.
Our attorneys will send on behalf the claimant (performing artist, celebrity) a cease and desist letter to the infringer. In this letter our attorneys will also claim damages and other forms of compensation on your behalf. It is then up to the infringing party to choose if he wants to cooperate with our attorneys. If not, our attorneys will swiftly enforce your rights as a performing artist and a celebrity before a German court on your behalf.
Defending Performing Artists and Celebrities in all Legal Matters
If you or your company have received legal documents from a German court or legal documents from Germany have been served to you otherwise, our attorneys will promptly evaluate the legal situation for you and your company. Regularly a quick response by a German attorney is necessary in order to validly meet all deadlines set by the German court. Litigation for performing artists and celebrities is our attorneys’ forte. Our experienced attorneys will defend you and your company effectively before German courts.