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Year of Call: 1988 (Germany) blindner@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

1988 – Admission, Rechtsanwältin, Frankfurt/Main

            (Non-practising (Inhouse Lawyer) 1992-1999)

2000 – Readmission, Rechtsanwältin, Berlin

2004 – Registered European Lawyer, Bar Council of England and Wales

Brigitte’s practice is devoted to international, European and comparative copyright and related rights law. She advises on matters relating to the legal environment in which cultural industries operate and is particularly conversant with music and film copyright. Brigitte also has considerable experience in the area of public affairs and has represented clients in legal policy issues at senior government level. She has contributed to technical assistance projects in the field of copyright protection and enforcement in transition economies and developing countries organised by various bodies, including the EU and the UN.

Brigitte frequently participates as a speaker in conferences, roundtables and seminars on copyright and has been a course tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma Course/Masters in UK, EU and US Law of Copyright and Related Rights at King’s College, London since 2004. She is the author of various contributions to legal treatises and commentaries on copyright in different jurisdictions and is joint editor of “Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive” (2011).

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Intellectual Property

Copyright and Related Rights Law

Brigitte has over 25 years’ experience in copyright and related rights law which she gathered in her former role as Legal Adviser to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry as well as in private practice in France, Germany and the UK. Her activities in this field include:

  • Advice on specific issues of international and European copyright and related rights law in both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Implementation of international treaties and European directives in national copyright and related rights law
  • Music and film law
  • Advice on German copyright and related rights law
  • Tailor-made training courses and workshops in international, European and comparative copyright and related rights law

Comparative Law

  • Larger research projects in national copyright and related rights law worldwide based on a comparative law approach.

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Private International Law

Applicable law issues in the context of copyright and related rights both in the context of contracts and cross-border enforcement.

Brigitte Lindner - Associate

Brigitte Lindner - Associate

Year of Call: 1988
Email: blindner@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

1988 – Admission, Rechtsanwältin, Frankfurt/Main

            (Non-practising (Inhouse Lawyer) 1992-1999)

2000 – Readmission, Rechtsanwältin, Berlin

2004 – Registered European Lawyer, Bar Council of England and Wales

Brigitte’s practice is devoted to international, European and comparative copyright and related rights law. She advises on matters relating to the legal environment in which cultural industries operate and is particularly conversant with music and film copyright. Brigitte also has considerable experience in the area of public affairs and has represented clients in legal policy issues at senior government level. She has contributed to technical assistance projects in the field of copyright protection and enforcement in transition economies and developing countries organised by various bodies, including the EU and the UN.

Brigitte frequently participates as a speaker in conferences, roundtables and seminars on copyright and has been a course tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma Course/Masters in UK, EU and US Law of Copyright and Related Rights at King’s College, London since 2004. She is the author of various contributions to legal treatises and commentaries on copyright in different jurisdictions and is joint editor of “Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive” (2011).

Areas of expertise

Intellectual Property

Copyright and Related Rights Law

Brigitte has over 25 years’ experience in copyright and related rights law which she gathered in her former role as Legal Adviser to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry as well as in private practice in France, Germany and the UK. Her activities in this field include:

  • Advice on specific issues of international and European copyright and related rights law in both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Implementation of international treaties and European directives in national copyright and related rights law
  • Music and film law
  • Advice on German copyright and related rights law
  • Tailor-made training courses and workshops in international, European and comparative copyright and related rights law

Comparative Law

  • Larger research projects in national copyright and related rights law worldwide based on a comparative law approach.

Private International Law

Applicable law issues in the context of copyright and related rights both in the context of contracts and cross-border enforcement.

Qualifications

Studies in Law, University of Würzburg, 1979-1984

Studies in Musicology, University of Heidelberg, 1985-1988

Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013                                                                                 

First State Examination in Law, 1985 (Würzburg)

Second State Examination in Law, 1988 (Stuttgart)

Admission to the German Bar as “Rechtsanwältin”, Frankfurt/Main, 1988, (Non-practising (Inhouse Lawyer) 1992-1999)

Readmission as “Rechtsanwältin”, Berlin, 2000

Registration as “Registered European Lawyer”, Bar Council of England and Wales and Member of Lincoln’s Inn, 2004

Memberships

British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA), London – Member of the Executive Committee

Association Internationale pour le Développement de la Propriété Intellectuelle (ADALPI), Geneva - Chair

Publications

Books

Lindner, B./Shapiro,T. (Eds), Copyright in the Information Society: A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive (Edward Elgar, 2011)

Gaubiac, Y./Lindner, B./Adams, J.,  Duration of copyright, in Derclaye, E. (Ed), Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright (Edward Elgar, 2009) 148, 159-174.

Lindner, B., Alternative dispute resolution – a remedy for soothing tensions between technological measures and exceptions, in Torremans, P. (Ed), Copyright Law, A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Edward Elgar, 2007) 426-448.

Articles

More football in pubs - European Union – Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) Football Association Premier League Ltd and Others v QC Leisure and Others (C-403/08) and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd (C-429/08), [2013] Q.M.J.I.P. Vol. 3 No. 1, 43-53 (co-authored with Ted Shapiro)

European Copyright Law, A Commentary, Edited by Michel M. Walter and Silke von Lewinski, Book Review, [2011] I.P.Q. 108-110

Copyright Demolished? The Implementation of the WIPO Treaties in Switzerland, European Intellectual Property Review [2008] E.I.P.R. 328-331

Demolishing Copyright: The Implementation of the WIPO Treaties in Switzerland, European Intellectual Property Review [2005] E.I.P.R. 481-488

Cross-border Copyright Protection before the Berne Convention: A brief account of Music Publishing Practices in the Early 19th Century, published in Autoriu Teises I Literaturos, Mokslo Ir Meno Kurinius, Vilnius 2004, 17-26                           

Revival of Rights v. Protection of Acquired Rights – The Interpretation of Article 10(3) of the Duration Directive by the European Court of Justice in the Butterfly Case, European Intellectual Property Review [2000] E.I.P.R. 133-136.

Switzerland: The Cradle of International Exhaustion?, European Intellectual Property Review [1999] E.I.P.R. 373-377.

News on the Internet: Legal Implications of Union Syndicale des Journalistes Français, CFDT v. Sté Plurimédia, European Intellectual Property Review [1998] E.I.P.R. 410-413

Languages

Advice and training can be given in English, French or German. Italian and Portuguese - read


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