The media and entertainment industry is characterized by high tempo and change. New formats, business models and distribution strategies are rapidly changing the everyday lives of companies and individuals who develop, produce, sell, communicate and distribute content.
The new media reality brings with it challenges, opportunities and needs. Digitization allows for new distribution channels and the exploitation of large amounts of data across platforms and products / services, but also places higher demands on the increasingly complex privacy issues that arise.
At the same time, the need for expertise in the industry is changing rapidly. Restructuring and staffing are often necessary, and collaboration agreements and contracts that ensure access to flexible competence can be preferred choices over hiring.
For decades, Wiersholm has performed assignments for the media industry, both within the areas traditionally the industry has needed and in connection with the major upheavals the industry has experienced and continues to experience. The insight that has been gained forms a solid foundation for a thorough understanding of the industry's working methodology, value drivers and commercial goals. Our lawyers are among Norway's leaders in the media and entertainment industry and actively influence the development of rules through consultation statements, input to committees and committees.
We place great emphasis on close monitoring of our clients and provide assistance across the full range of cases, including intellectual property (copyright, patent, trademark, privacy and marketing law) and electronic commerce, as well as on convergence related issues. We also offer legal assistance and advice in connection with conflicts, contract negotiations, as well as advice on commercial and strategic choices.