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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 copyright and related rights matters together with relevant aspects of human rights and private international law and also accepts appointments as expert and arbitrator in copyright and related rights disputes. Brigitte also has considerable experience in the area of legislative drafting and advises on legal policy issues. 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, 2nd edition forthcoming in spring 2019).

Areas of Expertise and Cases


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Intellectual Property

Copyright and Related Rights Law

Brigitte has 30 years' experience in copyright and related rights law which she gathered in private practice in France, Germany and the UK as well as in her former role as Legal Adviser to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

Her activities include:

  • Advice and expert opinions on specific issues of international and European copyright and related rights law in both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Advice on the implementation of international treaties and European directives in national copyright and related rights law
  • Arbitrator in international related rights dispute
  • Advice in music and film law
  • Advice on German copyright and related rights law
  • Advice on human rights issues relating to the cultural industries, in particular balancing issues in the context of legislation and enforcement
  • Advice on applicable law issues in the area of copyright and related rights pertaining to contracts and cross-border enforcement.
  • 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

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 copyright and related rights matters together with relevant aspects of human rights and private international law and also accepts appointments as expert and arbitrator in copyright and related rights disputes. Brigitte also has considerable experience in the area of legislative drafting and advises on legal policy issues. 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, 2nd edition forthcoming in spring 2019).

Areas of expertise

Intellectual Property

Copyright and Related Rights Law

Brigitte has 30 years' experience in copyright and related rights law which she gathered in private practice in France, Germany and the UK as well as in her former role as Legal Adviser to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

Her activities include:

  • Advice and expert opinions on specific issues of international and European copyright and related rights law in both contentious and non-contentious matters
  • Advice on the implementation of international treaties and European directives in national copyright and related rights law
  • Arbitrator in international related rights dispute
  • Advice in music and film law
  • Advice on German copyright and related rights law
  • Advice on human rights issues relating to the cultural industries, in particular balancing issues in the context of legislation and enforcement
  • Advice on applicable law issues in the area of copyright and related rights pertaining to contracts and cross-border enforcement.
  • 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

Qualifications

Studies in Law, University of Würzburg, 1979-1984

Studies in Musicology, University of Heidelberg, 1985-1988

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

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

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/Book Chapters

Lindner, B., ‘European Union, Part A. Copyright and Contract Law Issues’, in Lavizzari, C.S. and Viljoen, R. (Eds), Cross-Border Copyright Licensing, Law and Practice (Edward Elgar, 2018), 51, 55-95

Lindner, B., ‘The role of collective administration in new business models in the audiovisual sector’ published in von Lewinski, S. (Ed.), Remuneration for the use of works, Exclusivity vs. other approaches (De Gruyter, 2017), 419-424

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

Breaking down national silos: Farewell to Geo-blocking in Europe?, Intellectual Property Magazine 2015 (June), 19-20

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, Spanish and Portuguese - read


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