Legal matters have significant impact upon the position of your company. Winthagen Legal provides legal and strategic assistance in relation to – amongst others – the following legal areas:
The basis of a fruitful cooperation starts with the confirmation of the agreed elements in a written agreement. The investment in a solid agreement at the start of a commercial relationship pays itself back at a later stage. The precise translation of commercial terms in a clear agreement will avoid later lack of clarity or differences in interpretation, which at times can lead to conflicts which could have been avoided. Commercial relationships can be shaped in various ways, such in a distribution- or agency relationship. In case only a grant of use of a trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right is envisaged, a license agreement could be considered.
A trademark consists of a sign that allows you to distinguish your products or services from your competitors. A trademark assures that the public will connect your company to the product you are marketing. Trademark law guarantees and protects the goodwill that your products or services have acquired due to your efforts.
From product design to program formats: copyrights protect all “works” which are the results of creative choices. Successful designs are often followed, but where a certain degree of inspiration is allowed, “copy cats” are not, and copyright law enables parties to act against look-alikes which are too close to the original.
Media-advertising and entertainment law
Media- and entertainment law is basically a catch-all term for various different kinds of legal areas which play an important role in the media and entertainment business. Media law inter alia covers the balance between freedom of information and the right to privacy, but also covers image rights. Advertising law sees to the statutory regulation of commercials, whereby also industry regulation (through the Dutch Commercial Code) plays an important role.
Data protection law