Copyright law for international artists

A particular focus of our activities is advice for foreign artists. Since German copyright law often deviates fundamentally from the copyright law of the country of origin of our clients, this results in difficult legal constellations. These must be taken into account, in particular when arranging possible contractual agreements.

Our services for foreign authors include, in particular:

  • reviewing and clarifying the copyright usage rights of foreign clients
  • drafting foreign copyright contracts
  • creating, reviewing and negotiating licence and user agreements, such as image, film, music and other agreements for the use of creative works (artist exclusivity agreements, band takeover agreements, etc.) or framework agreements of any kind for foreign artists
  • enforcing cease-and-desist orders, rights to information and claims for damages in the case of copyright infringement against foreign artists


We assist domestic and foreign companies with the legally watertight use of copyright-protected material, especially that of foreign authors. If infringements have already occurred, we also represent our clients in the defence of unauthorised copyright claims and warnings.

vpmk Rechtsanwälte | Berlin

Monbijouplatz 3a
10178 Berlin-Mitte

Telefon +49 (0) 30. 536 33 99 0
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