Copyright Lawyers and Intellectual Property Specialists
in Germany

Our firm specialises in several legal areas relating to intellectual property rights, one of which is copyright law. Our lawyers will help you keep up with technological advancements and the masses of new judgments in this area. Photographers, actors, authors, film and music producers, artists, and bloggers often rely on our expertise.

We will advise and represent you in intellectual property matters at our offices in Aachen, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich as well as elsewhere in Germany.


We advise and represent creators, starting at questions surrounding the protection of their intellectual property (texts, graphics, photos, films, music and software). Our services range to the enforcement (in or out of court) of, and defence against, copyright law claims for an injunction, damages, and the provision of information. However, we also represent consumers and businesses who have received a warning letter. Copyright warnings, if not appropriately reacted to, can quickly lead to drastic financial consequences. In order to prevent this, you should consult a copyright lawyer promptly. Those affected can send us the warning they received via e-mail or through our online form free of obligation, and receive a free preliminary assessment from us.

Below, you can see a list of our copyright law services:

  • Drafting and review of contracts
  • Enforcing injunctions, damages claims, and rights to information
  • Legal rights to photos and pictures
  • Giving copyright warnings
  • Responding to copyright warnings
  • Responding to filesharing warnings

Your contact for copyright law

Copyright Lawyers and Intellectual Property Specialists in Germany: Aykut Elseven

Aykut Elseven


We can protect your intellectual property.

Schlun & Elseven will assert your rights.

The purpose and function of copyright law

Copyright laws were set up by the legislature to protect the legal and moral rights of creators. As opposed to industrial property rights, the protection kicks in automatically once the work is created, and no special registration is needed. A work enjoys copyright protection when it is a person’s own intellectual creation and demonstrates a sufficient level of originality. The Act on Copyright and Related Rights codifies the assertion and enforcement of a creator’s (or right-holder’s) rights when dealing with non-entitled users. Claims for injunctions and damages are of particular importance in this context. The creator can rely on many methods to assert his rights, which range from a warning made out of court to proceedings in the form of an application for an injunction or a substantive hearing.

Responding to copyright claims

It is not rare for copyright claims to be unjustified, either in substance or as regards the amount of the damages sought. Our lawyers have represented both sides of the conflict, meaning that we can advise you competently on potentially unjustified or exaggerated claims and copyright warnings. You have received a warning? Simply make use of our free preliminary assessment via the online form and receive an individual risks/ benefits assessment.

International Team of Lawyers

The international team of lawyers at Schlun & Elseven can advise and represent individuals and companies with business fluency in the following languages: Arabic, German, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Online Form

Use the form to tell us about your concern. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment on the basis of the information provided and give you a cost estimation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct us. We can guarantee that this service is non-committal and free of charge.

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Locations & Contact

Office Hours

Mon. – Fr:
09:00 – 19:00 o’clock
24h Contact:
+49 211 882 84196

Appointments only after
telephone arrangement.


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Von-Coels-Straße 214
52080 Aachen (Eilendorf)
Tel: +49 241 4757140
Fax: 0241 47571469


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Kyffhäuserstr. 45
50674 Köln
Tel: +49 221 93295960
Fax: 0221 932959669


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Königsallee 60F
40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 882 84196
Fax: 0221 932959669

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Munich 80339
Theresienhöhe 28

Hamburg 20354
Neuer Wall 63

Berlin 10785
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