The art sector is typified by the passion of its artists, galleries and museums to exhibit such works, which leads to a certain reserve when it comes to converting this passion into a contractual form. Yet, when seen in the light of the oft considerable value of the art work in question, and based on long-term experience, a contractual provision concerning touring exhibitions is indispensable. Brehm & v. Moers advises in this area and the law firm’s long-standing expertise precludes any unpleasant surprises in the absence of such a contractual understanding.

In the area of photographic rights, there has been a radical change from what was formerly the exclusive assignment of permissions and rights to what is currently the broadest possible access to photographs via stock agencies. This makes it that much more important, on the one hand, for photographers to secure and safeguard their rights, so as to properly participate in their desired and diverse utilization. While, on the other, photographic agencies need very clearly-defined rights assignments and terms of use. For only thus is it possible to oppose the undesired use of a freely-accessible work. Brehm & v. Moers represents photographers as well as agencies and, based on long-term experience, can proactively contribute towards protecting the rights of the corresponding parties by drafting the respective agreement, or initiating the necessary legal steps should such an agreement be violated.

Design Law as principally defined in Patent (Design) Law and its accompanying Design Regulation (formerly Trademark Law and the Patent Regulation or Ordinance),  serves to protect the appearance of a product in whole or in part. In view of ever tougher and growing international competition and the associated product variety, design protection is gaining ever more significance, especially as an innovative shaping or styling, or a special surface structure can be sufficient to give the product singularity and recognition value. The objects of protection in Design Law are not limited to such classic pieces as furnishings or items of clothing, but cover even such everyday items as kitchen utensils or tools. Brehm & v. Moers has broad experience in the area of protecting and licensing designs and patents, as well as tracing and litigating in the event of copies and infringing products, so that the rights of the designer are thoroughly protected.