Propriété littéraire et artistique

Literary and Artistic Property Rights

Copyright and neighbouring rights are protected by numerous articles of the French Code of Intellectual Property, by European law and international agreements, as well as by abundant and fast-changing case law at both national and EU levels, in fields that are well covered by LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL GAULTIER advisory and litigation services.

Legislation on literary and artistic property may in certain cases afford protection that supplements that available to holders of rights to designs and models

Literary and artistic property rights traditionally cover works of the mind such as novels, poetry, theatre, cinema, speeches, press articles, scientific, historical and geographical works, sculpture, paintings, music, photography, interior design, architecture, and the applied arts. The enabling condition is that artistic work be original and bear the mark of the personality of its maker.

Protection is also available under so-called “neighbouring” rights, among them the rights of performing artists, of producers of phonograms and videograms, of audiovisual communication companies and of producers of databases …

Copyright also applies in part to the rights attaching to digital technologies and software.

The law of copyright and its complexities requires in-depth knowledge which is permanently updated by LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL GAULTIER specialist lawyers.

Other rights may be available when seeking protection under droit d’auteur, such as the right to personality, image or privacy. LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL GAULTIER specialist lawyers handle the intricate relationships between the various forms of protection available.

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