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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Piet Bubenzer, Frankfurt, GERMANY

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Piet Bubenzer

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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

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Litigator in matters of copyright, media and license contract law


Piet Bubenzer, Partner, is active as counsel and as litigator in matters of copyright, media law and licensing agreements (including those for patents and trademarks) as well as unfair competition. Formerly general counsel of a media company, Piet has much experience and a wide-ranging expertise in the fields of copyright, media, and entertainment law at his disposal. Piet Bubenzer leads the firm's practice group for copyright, media, and commercial law.


Founding partner of Klinkert (2010); Partner at Heymann & Partner (2007-2009); European Counsel at Jones Day (2005 - January 2007); Vice President Business & Legal Affairs, general counsel and member of the management board of Sony Music Entertainment Germany (2001 - end of 2004); business & legal affairs counsel at the legal department of Sony Music Entertainment Germany (1998-2001); private practice in Bochum (1996-1998).


German, English.


Deputy chairman of the committee for copyright & media law specialists of the Frankfurt bar (since end of 2006); lecturer at the University of Applied Science Darmstadt Member for information law; Member of the Legal Committee of the German IFPI group (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) (1999 - 2004); Member of the Supervisory Board of the German Society for Phonographic Performing Rights, GVL (2001 - 2004); GRUR; IAEL; ALAI.


Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law; first admission to the bar (1996) followed by working in a private practice focusing on copyright and media law in Bochum (1996 - 1998); Legal training with delegations to Berlin and Frankfurt (Second State Exam, 1996); Ruhr-University Bochum (First State Exam, 1994).

Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

Clients primarily benefit from Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB’s media law expertise with regard to contractual and transactional matters and copyright disputes. In recent highlights the team advised software company RealNetworks on copyright and unfair competition aspects of the development of innovative entertainment products and campaigns; continued to assist Refinery29 with copyright, media and competition law matters in connection with the European roll-out and the Europe-wide coordination of the subject eCommerce; and is also involved in three proceedings on the ancillary copyright for publishers as representative for 1&1 Mail & Media. Under the lead of Hermann Schlindwein the firm additionally has niche expertise in providing media law advice to the sports industry, such as assisting the German Football League (DFL) in the context of the tender of audiovisual and audio media rights. Practice head Piet Bubenzer and Johannes Zindelalways act proactively and find practical solutions even under time pressure’.

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