Competencies / IP / Trademark / TMT

IP / Trademark / TMT

IP / Trademark / TMT

Legal safeguards beyond the famous fifteen minutes

The practice group for media, unfair competition law, IP and IT is led by Managing Partner Dr. Gerald Ganzger, one of the most experienced media and litigation PR experts in Austria. The main objective is to address the individual needs of the clients in order to develop the best tailor-made solutions for them. The internationality and interdisciplinarity of the firm also prove to be a special advantage for clients. Based on our many years of expertise in the field, LGP is considered the first place to go for all questions of media law. Numerous Austrian media companies and publishers, internet providers and software companies, as well as personalities from the entertainment industry trust in our legal competence and support.

Media law

We advise national and international clients on all questions regarding media law. From the advance verifications of planned (advertising) measures to the assertion of competition violations or the defence of claims – our clients always profit from the firm's integrated advisory approach.

Unfair competition

LGP offers services including advice and representation in the areas of permitted/unpermitted business practices, advertising measures, protection of designations as well as protection against the takeover of services and against unfair criticism.

Intellectual property and copyright law

Whether designing licence agreements under copyright law, advising on questions regarding the ability to protect one's own services, or representation in court due to infringements of copyright and trademark law: LGP covers the full range of services in this area. Furthermore, we advise clients on national and international trademark and patent matters: from application to registration and the prosecution of infringements.

IT law

As a full-service law firm, we also take care of all our clients' interests in the area of IT law: Preparation of General Terms and Conditions, licence and software agreements, provider agreements and production advice, as well as legal questions on eCommerce and data protection.

  • Production advice
  • Media criminal law
  • Personality protection (especially defamation of character and discredit)
  • Protection of the sphere of secrecy
  • Protection of images
  • Protection of names
  • Rights violations in connection with social networks
  • Publishing contracts

Entertainment law

  • Copyright, publishing and advertising law
  • International and national film productions and film financing
  • Film utilisation and film distribution
  • Television and radio law
  • Personality law
  • Product placement / sponsoring / surreptitious advertising / special advertising forms
  • Creation and checking of music contracts
  • Creation and checking of licence agreements
  • Creation and checking of advertising and marketing agreements
  • Creation and checking of event contracts
  • Negotiations with collecting societies

Gambling law and gaming law

  • Jackpot draws
  • Lotteries
  • Automated games
  • Games on television and radio
  • Games on the Internet
  • Casinos
  • Sports betting
  • Creation of legal opinions and other evaluations

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