Youth Protection Law
Attorneys for Youth Protection Law in Germany: Legal Representation of Internet Companies and Online Shops
ZELLER & SEYFERT is a German litigation law firm with experienced attorneys who are specialized in the legal representation of international internet companies, online shops, online stores etc. in Germany in and out of court. Online shops which sell computer games and films to German customers have to heed German youth protection law. German youth protection law contains special provisions for online distributions and long-distance transactions of computer games and films. Our attorneys will guide your internet company to a legally stable online shop in accordance with German law. Your competitors on the German market or certain consumer protection agencies could sue your internet company if your company violates German law.
Head of the internet and media law department of our law firm is Attorney Dr. Christian Seyfert, LL.M. (USA). Christian is a Certified Copyright & Media Law Specialist as well as a Certified IP Law Specialist. Christian has been representing international internet companies, online shops, online stores etc. in Germany for many years. He is a respected expert in the enforcement of internet and media rights in Germany in and out of court. He is easy to talk to and speaks the language of his clients.
Typical cases of application / areas of youth protection law in Germany:
- R-rated films
- N-17 movies / movies for adults
- R-rated computer games / computer games for adults
- Sections on internet platforms which only adults are allowed to enter
- Special delivery provisions to secure the delivery of certain carrier media only to adults
- Blocking a website because of its content
- Legal disputes with the German youth protection authorities
- Legal disputes with competitors which do not heed German youth protection standards
- Representative for youth protection needs to be named on the website
- Advertising to children and adolescents
- Mail order selling of carrier media potentially harmful to young persons
- German labeling requirements on the internet and on carrier media
- Additional information requirements for online distributions and long-distance transactions of computer games and films
Attorneys for Youth Protection Law in Germany: Legal Representation of Internet Companies and Online Shops before German Civil Courts
ZELLER & SEYFERT is a German law firm whose experienced attorneys are specialized in representing international internet companies, online shops, and online stores before German civil courts. It constitutes unfair competition in trade if an internet company does not comply with German youth protection law. Responsible in Germany for court review of unfair competition disputes are the specialized commercial courts within the general German civil courts. Litigation in internet and media law matters is our forte. Please contact our internationally minded attorneys if you are in a dispute in Germany concerning German youth protection law. Google
Attorneys for Youth Protection Law in Germany: Legal Representation of Internet Companies and Online Shops in Summary Proceedings (Speedy Trials)
Youth protection matters are usually of particular urgency. The violation of youth protection law constitutes unfair competition to the detriment of other competitors on the market. Our attorneys will seek an injunction on behalf of your company, if one of your competitors on the German market does not abide by German youth protection standards. In case a German court injunction has been served to your company by one of your competitors on the German market, a quick response by a German attorney to the German court is regularly necessary to avoid further inconveniences. Our attorneys will file the proper motions with the German court to get the injunction swiftly annulled.
ZELLER & SEYFERT are familiar with the peculiarities and subtleties of injunction proceedings in internet and media law disputes before German courts. Please just contact us for further information and to discuss your individual case with us.
Attorneys for Youth Protection Law in Germany: Cease and Desist Letters – Pre-Litigation Representation of Internet Companies and Online Shops out of court
According to German law, claimants generally first have the obligation to inform the infringing party with a cease and desist letter out of court about their legal violations. Rushing with a youth protection matter to court without having tried to settle the case out of court may otherwise have the consequence that your online company has to pay the entire court fees and the attorney fees of both parties, even if your online company later wins the lawsuit.
ZELLER & SEYFERT will request from your unfair and infringing competitor that it ceases and desists from infringing upon your rights in a fair competition with respect to applying the proper German youth protection standards. Our attorneys will also demand on behalf of your internet company damages and information as to the scope of legal violations. If your unfair competitor chooses not to cooperate with our attorneys and continues not to comply with German youth protection standards, our attorneys will enforce the rights of your internet company before the German courts.
Attorneys for Youth Protection Law in Germany: Defending Internet Companies and Online Shops in German Youth Protection Disputes
If unfair competition claims related to German youth protection law have been put forward against your internet company, our attorneys will quickly assess the legal situation for your company. If your internet company has already received documents from a German court or such court documents have been served to your internet company otherwise, a fast response by a German attorney is regularly necessary in order to avoid legal consequences and to meet all pending deadlines set by the German court. Litigation in internet and media law matters is our attorneys’ forte. ZELLER & SEYFERT are experienced litigators who will defend you proficiently before German courts.
Defending Internet Companies and Online Shops against Burdening Decrees of the German Youth Protection Authorities; Legal Representation before the German Administrative Courts
ZELLER & SEYFERT will also defend your internet company against burdening decrees of German youth protection authorities. In case the youth protection authorities do not want to cooperate with our attorneys, we will start an action for annulment of the burdening decree before the responsible administrative court in Germany. Until the final verdict is rendered, we will seek an interim court decision of the administrative court to the benefit of your company in a summary proceeding.
Legal Analysis of your Online Shop whether it complies with German Youth Protection Law
The best defense against lawsuits and burdening decrees of the German youth protection authorities is to set up a website which entirely abides by German youth protection standards. Our attorneys are familiar with German youth protection law and will help you build up your website according to German youth protection law standards.
Your Contact Person in German Youth Protection Law Matters
Do you still have questions related to German youth protection law issues? Your contact person in our law firm concerning issues related to youth protection law, the law against unfair competition, internet law and media law is Attorney at Law Dr. Christian Seyfert, LL.M. (USA). Christian is a Certified Copyright & Media Law Specialist as well as a Certified IP Law Specialist. He is the head of the internet and media law department in our law firm. Please just contact Christian by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (+49 (0)69-58 80 972-40).
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