Our copyright attorneys provide clients with a full range of legal services relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of copyright and other intellectual property rights.
Adams and Adams copyright law services include advising on and handling of transactions involving copyrights. These transactions include licensing and transfer of ownership or assignment agreements, as well as enforcement work including infringement notices and prosecution of formal proceedings in Court.
The partners and associates in our copyright litigation group litigate these issues in courts across Africa. Adams & Adams is the largest IP firm in Africa and is ranked among the leading firms in Intellectual Property in the world.
Adams & Adams Copyright Services
“I saw a child fall down. Under a shower of bullets I rushed forward and went for the picture. It had been a peaceful march, the children were told to disperse, they started singing Nkosi Sikelele .
The police were ordered to shoot.” These are the words of Sam Nzima, the man whose photograph of the dying Hector Peterson being carried by a fellow student was published around the world and came to represent the tragedy of a day which changed the course of South African history.
That was in 1976. More recently we, in our capacity as Africa’s largest intellectual property law firm, were involved in facilitating the return of copyright of this famous photograph to Sam. Adams and Adams also assisted with the placement of that copyright in a trust, ensuring that Mr. Nzima’s family will benefit from it in years to come.
The Copyright Law team of Adams & Adams deals with all matters relating to copyright, including:
- Registration of copyright in cinematograph films and movies
- Litigation, including piracy (civil and criminal litigation)
- Licences, assignments and other agreements
- Information Technology (IT) and computer law
Contact one of our Copyright Law Professionals
How can we help you?
We have offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, please contact your nearest office for any legal enquiry or assistance.
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