Martin Helmut Zumpf
Lawyer | Partner
Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law
Tel: +49 30 814 862 91
- Press and publicity law
- Reputation Management
- Copyright law
- Music, film and photo law
- Publishing and broadcasting law
- IT law / data protection law
- Corporate Law
- Trademark law / Competition law
LanguagesGerman, English, French, Japanese
As a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law, I have been advising and representing individuals and companies for many years who have been the subject of unauthorised media coverage or who are threatened with unauthorised coverage and the associated damage to their reputation. In this context, unconventional strategies have often proven successful in overcoming media crises. To the same extent, I stand up for the freedom of the press and freedom of opinion of publishing houses that have been challenged and of (internet) media companies that are still in their infancy in some cases. In doing so, it is a particular concern of mine not to lose sight of the compass of press law and freedom of expression, even in the digital world and in socially “stormy” times.
As a partner in an internationally working film producer and in my passion as a (jazz) musician/producer, I am personally familiar with the great challenges of the changing film and music industry on a daily basis. My furthermore great interest in photo law stems not least from my family connection with the LEICA city of Wetzlar. Against this background, I take great pleasure in providing legal advice to and representing international companies from the creative and innovative sectors, especially from the entertainment, IT and e-commerce industries. This includes drafting and negotiating contracts, portfolio development as well as the registration of intellectual property rights, predominantly the (judicial) assertion and/or defence of copyright, trademark and/or competition law claims.
After almost 20 years as a lawyer and more than 1,000 legal disputes, I can now draw on particularly well-founded litigation and advisory experience in these areas. Furthermore, it gives me great pleasure to be able to pass on this experience as a lecturer in copyright and media law at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Messe Frankfurt and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), among others.