The firm’s dedication to copyright law means that we cover a wide range of areas critical to the creative community, whether publishing in fields such as books or periodicals, software, videogames or multimedia; music publishing, sound recording and distribution; film and audiovisual production, distribution or communication to the public; theatrical, dramatic or music stage production and public performance; fine arts, design, applied arts and folklore expressions publishing or exhibition; and the dissemination of works over the Internet or digital networks.
What began two decades ago as a traditional copyright practice, has expanded into a full-service media and entertainment law team. With a group of ten dedicated attorneys, producers, distributors or media companies utilizing copyrighted works rely on Olivares for copyright counsel as well as advice in transactional, financial, regulatory, and telecoms legal matters.
The group has been committed to guiding regulatory changes that copyright challenges have represented and have helped in improving the framework of Mexico’s copyright system. It also has successfully represented clients numerous times at Congressional discussions and in Supreme Court hearings.
In general terms, the copyright group has been instrumental in representing its clients in:
litigious matters including civil, criminal and administrative actions for the validity of rights; disputes; infringement; copyright and piracy;
protecting complex production or co-production schemes, by drafting and negotiating licenses and other forms of agreements, and by clearing third parties’ rights;
ADR matters including arbitration of copyright licenses, merchandizing agreements, as well as all sorts of contracts dealing with entertainment or media law; and
regulatory work before the Copyright Office – including registration of works, “reserva” protection of characters, titles and artistic names, assignment of ISBN and ISSN numbers – as well as the Patent and Trademark Office and other regulatory bodies of the federal and local governments.
Olivares & Cia. will use its expertise in copyright law to help you protect the value of your copyrights in Mexico and abroad.
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