Law Firm

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 The Imbesi Law Firm is based in Via Kennedy 170, Barcellona P.G. (ME).

The Firm works in the fields of Civil Law, IT Law, Copyright and related rights, and Show Business Law in general, providing legal advice and assistance to its clients, in judicial and out-of-court setting.

It is mainly concerned with the writing of assignment and license agreements, in addition to commercial contracts in general; it helps its clients to choose the protection strategies of their own activity.

Firm professionals actively take part, as speakers too, in conferences in the field of copyright; they are constantly committed in teaching and collaboration activity to write articles in the areas of competence.

Legal advice is provided by telephone, e-mail, on appointment and Skype.

Prescribed ethical and deontological principles are key elements in the activity of the firm, which aims at being a reference point for its clients.
The professional education and the continuous refresher about legislation, law, and technological news is very important.

Website: http://studiolegaleimbesi.net/


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FIELDS AND ACTIVITIES

Generally

Legal advice:

Pre-contractual and contractual assistance and intermediation;

Opinion writing in the area;

Contract and unilateral act writing (orders, licenses, waivers, authorizations, disclosures, etc.), general terms and conditions (on paper and online);

Intermediation and assistance for contract disputes, injunction and intimidation writing, debt collection.

Disagreement:

Judicial mediation, protection and assistance in contracts and debt collection matters;

Legal Protection and Assistance in all that concerns the possible contentious also deriving, inter alia, from contract violations, plagiarism, forgery, illicit use of music works or phonograms/master tapes/phonographic recordings.

Copyright and Related Rights

Legal advice:

– Author and artist protection on copyright and related rights issues;

Contract writing and revision, licenses, waivers, etc.;

Legal advice provided orally, by telephone, on Skype or Skymeeting, and through writing (opinions);

Management, for and on behalf of the person concerned, of the relationships with the copyright collecting societies for authors, performers, phonogram producers such as S.I.A.E.S.C.F.A.F.I.Nuovo IMAIE, Soundreef etc.;

Royalty collection.

Music, music publishing, music industry

Legal advice:

Protection in general of the authors and composers of music works, and performers;

Assistance in writing and stipulating music publishing contracts, record deals, master tape licenses, master tape selling, live shows, management;

Arrangement and writing of contracts and model contracts of music publishing, record deals/phonographic recording contracts, licenses (master tapes, audio/video synchronisations), waivers for artists/concert halls, management contracts, live shows, tours;

Care of the relationships and criticalities with the copyright collecting societies of authors, phonographic recording producers and performers, such as the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, S.I.A.E., Società Consortile dei Fonografici SCF, Associazione Fonografici Italiani AFI, Audiocoop, Nuovo IMAIE (Istituto Mutualistico degli Artisti Interpreti ed Esecutori), Itsright, Soundreef;

SIAE, SCF, IMAIE royalty collection.

Literary works, printed publishing, digital publishing, comics

Legal advice:

Protection in general of literary work authors;

Assistance in writing and stipulating printed publishing, translation, physical and digital distribution contracts;

Model contract arrangement;

Care of the relationships and criticalities with the copyright collecting societies of authors such as the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers S.I.A.E.;

Royalty collection;

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Filmmaking and Television

Legal advice:

Protection in general of cinematographic and audiovisual work authors;

Assistance in writing and stipulating contracts and waivers;

Model contract arrangement;

Care of the relationships and criticalities with the copyright collecting societies of authors such as the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers S.I.A.E.;

Royalty collection;

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Photography

Legal advice:

Protection in general of photographic work authors;

Assistance in writing and stipulating contracts and waivers;

Model contract and waiver arrangement;

Care of the relationships and criticalities with the copyright collecting societies of authors such as the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers S.I.A.E.;

Royalty collection;

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Visual Arts

Legal advice:

Protection in general of visual and plastic art work authors;

Assistance in the writing and stipulation of contracts and waivers;

Resale right,  the right of the visual art work and manuscript author to an economic interest after the first sale of the originals of his own works;

Royalty collection;

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Software and Databases

Legal advice:

Protection in general of literary work authors;

Assistance in writing and stipulating contracts and waivers;

Model contract arrangement;

S.I.A.E. deposit;

Royalty collection;

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Image protection

Legal advice:

Protection in general of literary work authors

Assistance in stipulating printed publishing, translation, physical and digital distribution contracts.

Care of the relationships and criticalities with the copyright collecting societies of authors such as the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers S.I.A.E..

Privacy and personal data processing

Legal advice:

Analysis and management of company reports as for processing owner, manager and individuals in charge;

Arrangement and revision of the documents needed for legislative compliance (contracts, processing for disclosure, policy paper on safety, letters of engagement, staff regulations, check lists, etc.);

Professional opinions about personal data processing;

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IT and new technologies

Legal advice:

Contract writing and revision in the field (IT, software and hardware, Internet, e-commerce, supply of IT goods and services, etc.);

Assistance on electronic documents (writing and conservation, proofs with firm date, electronic signatures and time stamps, etc.);

Internet Law (domain names, provider responsibility, from cybercrime, for injury and defamation, for personal data use, intellectual work use, IT safety, Digital Rights Management, software agents, etc.);

Software deposit in the SIAE register, software patent applications;

Telecommunication and advertising law;

BancoPosta or Bancomat Card cloning: procedure to be followed in case of BancoPosta or pre-paid cards cloning, statement/complaint writing for happened cloning, legal assistance during the procedure until the recovery of sums;

Legislation to be followed for professional, commercial and private website creation: assistance on content and modality choice while respecting legal or deontological norms, judgments about the respect for legislation in the area of e-commerce and copyright;

Copyright and creative commons licenses: assistance and legal advice on the choice of the license type to create your own works and on the procedures to be followed in case of violation of the same;

Privacy: assistance on the respect for privacy laws, to write the Policy Paper on Safety, to arrange the chapter related to privacy and personal data processing in contract writing and responsibilities assumption;

IT and new technologies law: assistance and legal advice in the field of IT and new technologies law;

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Civil Law

Legal advice:

Family Law and voluntary jurisdiction;

Successions;

Labour and social security law;

Repossession of goods and real estate foreclosures;

Debt collection;

Personal injury;

Co-owner and lease;

Contracts;