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Managing the background music

18.05.2018


Always in relation to the movies placed on the social networks, it happens that one films something in a public space and the background music to that film is a popular melody for which someone else holds the copyrights. 

 

What if this person intervenes to defend his rights?

In this case, we are looking at an obvious copyright infringement.

Even if we are in the presence of a derivative work, that is to say of a segment of film in the duration of which, we hear in the background, a well-known melody, this melody is not our property, and its author has the absolute right to ask us to erase the sound of the film on the segment of the film where the music in question is heard, or that we pay a certain amount of money for it. Most of the time, this is the first chosen solution.

24.03.2020

How to protect new online businesses and other IP challenges

The field of intellectual property, as important as it may be, is more often than not looked over by the entities that carry out their activity in the field of e-commerce. The reason why intellectual property is crucial for the field of e-commerce, is because by the sale of products and services, generally have important ( learn more )

18.03.2020

Intellectual Property Offices – updates on COVID-19

UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and USPTO announced the latest decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them will remain open, and just a few of them are making extensions in terms of deadlines. UKIPO If you are in the situation where you need an extension, due to the pandemic, UKIPO will remain open and mentioned that ( learn more )

16.03.2020

Happy toys for happy children

We have assisted our Client, a manufacturer of wooden toys, in the process of preparing the most suitable trademark filing strategy. We applied at EUIPO for a trademark application in classes 28 and 35 and took all necessary steps for protecting his brand and develop its business in the European Union. The whole procedure was ( learn more )