ATTORNEYS

Film
Television
Publishing
Music
Live performing arts
Press
Internet
Art market
Fashion and design
Estate

practice areas

ARTLAW can provide expertise in both advisory and litigation services in intellectual property law (copyright, neighbouring rights and trademark law) and press law.

Film and Television

  • Drafting and negotiating copyright assignment agreements (bible, screenplay, direction, etc.), performer contracts, development, coproduction and financing contracts, executive production contracts, distribution and exploitation agreements
  • Legal audit of film catalogues
  • Script clearance
  • All forms of litigation (infringement, disputes between coproducers and/or writers, etc.)

Publishing

  • Drafting and negotiating publishing and audiovisual adaptation contracts, joint publishing, distribution and broadcasting agreements
  • Manuscript clearance
  • All forms of litigation (infringement, disputes between publishers and/or authors, etc.)

Music and Live Performing Arts

  • Finding the right agreements to secure your music and drama offerings
  • Drafting and negotiating performer contracts, songwriter-composer contracts, and contracts with entertainment venue operators, etc.
  • Advisory services and all forms of litigation (collective management, infringement, etc.)

Press

  • Managing notifications for withdrawal sent to news websites
  • Legal review of article
  • Litigation in the area of information law:
    • Privacy
    • Image rights
    • Violations of the 1881 law (libel, right of reply, etc.)
    • Presumption of innocence
    • Secrecy of correspondence
    • Privilege as regards investigations

Internet

  • Litigation over infringement and similar breaches (actions against unlawful downloading and streaming sites, against publishers and users of software manifestly intended to supply protected works, etc.)
  • Management of notifications to withdraw unlawful content sent to hosting service providers
  • Advisory and litigation services in connection with personal data protection and the right to be forgotten

Art market

  • Drafting and negotiating various contracts and agreements
  • All forms of litigation consequential to auction sales (nullity, professional liability), infringement, disputes between artists and clients, etc.

Fashion and design

  • Drafting and negotiating intellectual property exploitation agreements (commission, publishing, assignment, licence)
  • Design and trademark registration
  • Tort and contract litigation over the use of designs (infringement, unfair competition and free-riding, all types of disputes in connection with the performance of contracts governing the design process and use of designs)

Estate

  • Inheritance, gifts, distribution of property
  • Protection measures
  • Management of the estate of minors and protected adults

the team

The ARTLAW law firm was founded by Josée-Anne Bénazéraf, Anne Boissard and Laurent Merlet in January 2017 as a French limited liability partnership (Association d’Avocats à Responsabilité Individuelle). Born out of the merger of the law firms JBLM Avocats and Anne Boissard, ARTLAW is the result of its founders’ shared ambition to create a pool of expertise entirely dedicated to the media and creative industries.

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Josée-Anne BENAZERAF
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Anne BOISSARD
Laurent Merlet
Laurent MERLET
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Côme CHAZAL
Yvan DIRINGER
Yvan DIRINGER
Sophie PARENT
Sophie PARENT

ACHIEVEMENTS

publications

Some examples of publications and contributions by ARTLAW attorneys

PROFESSIONAL RANKINGS

media law international        the legal 500        décideurs magazine

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