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Reputation Protection for Corporate Clients
There are several ways to react to negative media coverage. Legal steps are an option, but not always a cure-all. Whether one should react using media law depends on many details of the individual case.More on this topic
Reputation Protection for Individual Clients
Media reporting may destroy the honor and reputation of an individual. Whether false statements, illegally produced photos or films or reporting on aspects of one’s private life – there are many different forms of violation of the law.More on this topic
Negative media reporting about companies can have catastrophic results. The relationship with employees, customers, suppliers and banks may suffer permanent damage.More on this topic
The public prosecutor is at the front door with a search warrant. A television crew is shooting outside the corporate headquarters. The communication department is constantly bombarded with new questions by the media.More on this topic
Litigation – PR
Lawsuits are public. Anybody engaging in a lawsuit should expect it to be reported on. The public sometimes judges differently from the court. Even lawsuits that have been won can severely damage the image of a company or an individual. We have successfully dealt with the positive and negative aspects of public litigation since 1985.More on this topic
Reputation Management andPrevention
Whether an individual or a strategically operated company, their reputation is the greatest asset. It needs to be managed and protected.More on this topic
Turning an idea into reality and creating a work is always something very special. We protect your creative work and support you in the event of copyright disputes.More on this topic
The modern music business is multilayered and complex. It starts with knowing the difference between composition and sound recording. Or having experience monetizing music on social media. Or to understand the GEMA authorization agreement.More on this topic
What a reputation is to a person, a brand is to a company. Every case is different in trademark law and a possible likelihood of confusion must be assessed in each individual case.More on this topic
Competition is good for business – but not everything is allowed in competition either.We check your marketing measures such as advertisements, social media postings, sales campaigns, competitions and websites for their legal feasibility and take action on your behalf against illegal actions by your competitors.More on this topic
Art Law – Advice from specialists
Our lawyers have a special understanding of the interests of artists, cultural institutions, collectors, auction houses and publishers.More on this topic
Labor & Contract Law– We solve your problems!
For more than 35 years we have advised labor law for employees and on the law of service contracts for board members.More on this topic
With sports developing into a significant industry, the legal support of sports is becoming increasingly relevant.More on this topic
Law for Influencers
Modern companies have been relying on the wide reach of influencers for years and their engagement has already replaced traditional marketing tools in many places. The greater the success, the more likely you are to be in the focus of competitors and control institutions.More on this topic
Nowadays, computer and video games are just as much a cultural asset as television or cinema. Our range of services includes advising and representing national and international publishers, developers, distributors, online game providers, hardware manufacturers, agencies and retailers.More on this topic
European Union Data Representative Services
We offer the service as an European Union Representative for third country companies.More on this topic
In association with Schillings International LLP, we offer the following extra-legal services…More on this topic
For more than 35 years
We protect your rights
We have successfully protected rights and reputation of our clients for over 35 years.
We advise before the media coverage to avoid impending media crises and prevent them. But we also litigate if necessary. Our advice is based on more than 10,000 successful national and international trials and countless fundamental lawsuits up to the German Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.Law Office
Prof. Dr. Matthias Prinz LL.M.
»Germany's most famous media lawyer.«
— BILD Deutschland, 01.12.2017Profile
Dr. Diana Grün LL.M.
Reputation protection for companies & private clientsProfile
Stephan Mathé, MBA
Lawyer for intellectual property rights & media lawProfile
Lawyer for press & media lawProfile
Dr. Jan Felix Dein
Reputation protection for companies & private clientsProfile
Certified attorney for copyright and media lawProfile
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Claims and strategies in media law
Preliminary injunctions, legal threatening letters, press law:
Many press spokespersons and heads of communications consider this to be "forbidden devil's stuff".
Under no circumstances is such a thing considered, because it disturbs their nice relationship with the editors and journalists. CEOs who are annoyed by media reports often take a different view.
They want to show that they can also defend themselves. Both positions have something for themselves. If you're too nice and let yourself be pushed around, you won't get far.
But those who constantly harass journalists with temporary injunctions or criminal charges are in danger. He has to reckon with the media taking revenge one day. […]
The counterstatement claim gives the option to contradict a representation in the media. The counterstatement is the declaration by the person concerned of an untrue factual assertion which has been published.
There are only counterstatements against factual allegations, but not against expressions of opinion. The following counterstatement is therefore unthinkable:
"In BLICK on 01.07.2011 it was claimed on page 27 that our football team had played badly on Saturday. This is incorrect. The team played well."
Whether there is a fact or an expression of opinion can be difficult to determine in individual cases. […]
The right to cease and desist can prevent an illegal reporting that has already taken place or is threatened for the first time.
It is therefore of particular practical importance. By means of a temporary injunction, it can provide rapid and effective protection against imminent impairments.
The injunctive relief can be directed against illegal texts as well as against inadmissible photographs or films.
An injunctive relief for word reporting does not only exist against untrue factual claims [...].
A corrigendum, i.e. a revocation or a correction, is a declaration by the media company that the distributed article contained incorrect factual claims.
An example: "On July 1, 2011, in our magazine A, we stated on page 27 that AAG had paid a pension to Mr. A. In this case, the company had to pay a pension to Mr. A.
We hereby revoke this allegation as untrue. AAG did not make any payments to Mr A."
A correction claim only exists in the event of untrue factual allegations. There is no correction in respect of expressions of opinion. […]
Compensation for pain and suffering, damages and enrichment
The claim for damages is aimed at the compensation of actually incurred damages.
For example, damage may consist of someone losing their job and losing their earnings due to inadmissible reporting.
Similarly, legal expenses, including attorneys' fees, may be recoverable.
In the case of the commercial exploitation of asset personality elements, the injured party can calculate the damage in three different ways according to the case law. […]
In the case of violations of the press code there is the possibility of a press council complaint.
Any person can complain to the Press Council about newspapers, magazines and since, January 1, 2009, the journalistic and editorial contributions from the Internet, provided it is not broadcasting.
Clubs, associations, etc., are also entitled to do so.
The complaint is free of charge.
In practice, however, the press council complaint is of little relevance.
We also rarely recommend taking criminal action.
An investigative procedure for insult or defamation (§§ 185 ff. StGB) usually takes a long time and rarely leads to a conviction.
In addition to the legal and procedural aspects, strategic considerations play an important role in the approach to media reports that violate personality rights.
How and where to enforce a temporary injunction, or bring an action in the main proceedings, is one side; the available measures to take, and whether at all is the other.
The assessment begins with the crucial question: What are the chances of success?
You should not lead processes that you lose.
This may sound banal, but in practice it is often difficult to talk angry people out of processes they will not win. […]
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We look forward to your application.
We are looking for a committed lawyer (m/f/d) who shares our passion for PRESS and MEDIA law.
You can expect independent and responsible support for interesting mandates as well as a very varied job in a collegial team. We look forward to getting to know you!
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You can expect interesting insights into PRESS and MEDIA law as well as personal training.
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