Key activities
We specialise in media law. Offline and online.  Digital and analogue. National and international.
Film
Assisting and supporting national and international film projects is a traditional strength of our firm.
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TV
We act for every kind of professional across the TV industry – from broadcasters via producers to actors and directors.
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Advertising
We help advertisers and agencies to realise their creative ideas for campaigns.
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Trademarks
We protect trademarks to safeguard the look of your business and your brands.
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Design

Design – under our care, in the best of hands - in Germany and all over the world.

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Online
Today's business models must stand the test - both offline and online. We guide our clients through these processes.
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Mobile
Mobile First: We have the regulatory requirements at our fingertips that you need to consider to bring your mobile Apps to market.
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Photography
Photography plays an exceptional role in the digital age. We advise photographers, agencies and users of images on all relevant legal issues.
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Music
We work with artists and commercial exploiters of music on all questions relating to publishing and master rights, also relating to film and to the numerous collecting societies.
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Publishing
From manuscript preparation through to book tour – we support publishers, bestselling authors, editors and literary agents.
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PR
We advise companies and institutions and their press offices and PR agencies on developing and implementing PR strategies and activities.
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The press
We act for those affected and those that publish, in offline and online media, in the early stages pre-publication, and post-publication in response to published coverage and commentary, in all media.
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Latest news
Festival de Cannes – Iranian director Rasulof wins award for “Lerd”

Our client, the Iranian director Mohammed Rasulof has won an award in the Cannes competition of “Un certain regard”. Dr. Andreas Pense and Vanessa Pietras acted as legal counsels for this production.

Practise areas
Our lawyers advice you in all media industry-related areas.
Film- and TV law
Our legal advice begins with rights clearance, development, structuring and financing, and extends to all questions relating to the production and exploitation of national and international film- and TV projects.
Trademark law
UNVERZAGT VON HAVE's team of specialist lawyers assists and acts for clients in relation to all trademark law issues. Strategic advice on building and expanding a brand portfolio lies within the range of our legal services just as much as enforcing your trademark rights before the courts, at trade fairs, or in border confiscation procedures.
Design rights
UNVERZAGT VON HAVE's team of specialist lawyers advises and acts for clients in relation to all challenges arising from design rights. Whether the solution to your problem lies in a registered design right or an unregistered design right under European law, or whether your design rights can be enforced through copyright or competition law, we are at your side to identify the best solution for you.
Copyright law
German and international copyright law has traditionally been the firm's core competence, and represents a common interface with the various specialist fields within media law.
Advertising law
Advertising is not an independent field of law, but draws instead on a whole range of rights, in particular copyright, trademark and competition law. We act for agencies, media agencies, and advertising clients, helping them to develop and implement their creative ideas.
Online- and SocialMedia law
As a firm, UNVERZAGT VON HAVE specialised early on in providing cutting edge legal advice to companies in the online sector. We act for publishers, marketers, advertising and media agencies, but also for a large number of technology companies in the online sector.
Data protection law
Data protection plays a key role in the online sector. Matters such as Cross Device Targeting, Online Behavioral Advertising and Progammatic Advertising are not feasible unless the data protection environment is properly taken into account.
Mobile law
We specialise in advising companies in the mobile sector. We act for publishers, marketers, advertising and media agencies but also for a multitude of technology suppliers in the mobile sector.
Publishing law
We have made our name in publishing law over the course of 25 years of experience in advising and acting for best-selling and many other kinds of authors, institutions and renowned publishing houses.
PR law
PR law draws upon a range of different legal practice areas, including copyright, competition law and press law.
Music law
We advise authors, artists, producers and publishers on all questions of music law, in relation both to music publishing and to the development and realisation of music productions.
Employment law
UNVERZAGT VON HAVE offers comprehensive advice and expertise in the field of individual and collective employment law. Our services include reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, works agreements and other agreements that define the world of work, as well as actively supporting and representing clients in employment tribunal disputes.
Our legal advice begins with rights clearance, development, structuring and financing, and extends to all questions relating to the production and exploitation of national and international film- and TV projects.
What others say about us
Best commercial law firm 2016 for Media and the Press.