COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work.


Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright holder's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.


Intellectual Property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized—and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

We provide legal advice on managing intellectual property rights in contracts, and framing methods to adequately protect copyright works, including licensing agreements, sales of copyright and other forms of intellectual property.

We have advised on copyright disputes, and conduct High Court litigation for infringement of copyright in the Lebanon and internationally. We assist businesses deal with the issues that arise in dealing with the copyright system, from commercial contracts, dealing with copyright collection agencies for authors, composers, publishers, writers, photographers, musicians, and performers to manage public performances, live and recorded broadcasts, and mechanical reproduction rights.