Arts, Media & Entertainment

ALTIUS Expertise
In the limelight

When you are in the spotlight, you play by a slightly different set of rules. Whether it is a defamation, copyright or broadcasting rights matter, contract negotiations, artist management issue, media obligations, estate planning, or all of the above, ALTIUS can give you personalised and specialised advice via its dedicated Arts, & Media & Entertainment team or its dedicated sports legal agency, ATFIELD.

How we can help

Corporate & Finance

  • Business set-up
  • Art financing and lending
  • M&A and disposals

Commercial

  • Advertising
  • Marketing, promotion & sponsoring
  • Social media

IP & IT

  • Copyright & neighbouring rights including moral rights and resale rights
  • Trademarks
  • Domain names
  • Software & databases
  • Technology patents

Privacy & Personality Rights

  • GDPR compliance
  • Publicity rights including image rights
  • Conflict between art and freedom of speech
  • Defamation
  • Right to reply

Contracts

  • Exhibition
  • Consignment
  • Sale and lending
  • Licensing, distribution,franchising
  • Artists and management
  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting
  • Employment & volunteers

Media Law

  • EU, national and Community law (Flemish, French & German-speaking Communities)
  • Pre-publication and pre-broadcasting advice and clearance
  • Notification & permit requirements
  • Real estate including network infrastructure

Dispute Resolution

  • Pre-litigation advice
  • Litigation, mediation & arbitration

Tax

  • All domains of (cross-border) taxation
  • Tax Shelter

For more information

Our experts in Arts, Media, and Entertainment law

  • Olivier Vrins

    Partner

  • Alexander De Bleeckere

    Managing Associate

Our latest art, media & entertainment news

February 14, 2024

The authors of Ravel’s Boléro: Towards a revival of copyright in the Basque composer’s masterpiece?

A blog about Maurice Ravel on Valentine’s Day? No doubt we’ll be talking about Daphnis et Chloé or Don Quichotte à Dulcinée? Well, no. It’s obviously the Boléro that this post is about. The chef-d’oeuvre of the French composer is at the centre of a high-profile trial, the first hearing of which is scheduled to take place today before the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Nanterre. At issue is the possible reinstatement of this essential score in the private domain.

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December 04, 2023

Belgium’s Harmonic Discord on related rights

For the first time, the CJEU has been asked to clarify the temporal applicability of the right to “appropriate and proportionate remuneration” laid down in Article 18 of Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (“DSM Directive”).

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March 14, 2023

Trademark protection in Web 3.0: Lessons from the Hermès vs. MetaBirkins case

On 8 February 2023, a New York jury delivered its long-awaited verdict in a case brought by the French luxury brand Hermès, against the artist Mason Rothschild.

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