Copyright & Related Rights

Copyright goes above and beyond traditional examples of musical and artistic works. Copyright is here to stay to protect all genuinely creative work from symphonies to podcasts, and from movies to sculptures.

We represent authors, producers, copyright owners and companies where the copyright is produced, and copyright collective management organisations. Our team is ready to dive in copyright or related rights cases and provide clients with various services, including the following:

  • Application of copyright and related rights
  • Reproduction, public performance, broadcast and retransmission aspects of copyrighted works
  • Copyright-related transactions and the transfer of copyright
  • Licencing arrangements for copyrighted works
  • Tax application to copyright and related rights objects and related income
  • Copyright and related rights infringements and disputes
  • Monitoring IP rights
  • Advising on copyrights and IP in general in employment relations as well as outsourcing and contracting relations
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Excellent firm, always living up to high expectations."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
"The client service at the firm is of a very high standard and they are always very quick to reply."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
“The team at COBALT are extremely reliable, fast in their replies and are able to explain complex matters in an understandable way to the client.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"The lawyers have a high level of expertise and are able to deal with complex matters. They are very service-minded and always available."
The Legal 500 2022, IP, IT and Telecoms, Latvia office
"They are equally taking care of all requests in an uncomplicated way and are able of talking in the “client’s language”. There’s no need to run after deadlines or worry about anything as a client, which is extremely valuable."
The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual property, Lithuania office
"The collaboration with COBALT was genuine pleasure. COBALT has appropriate teams working in specific areas, thus you know that your question/issue will be dealt by lawyer, who specializes in that area."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Intellectual Property, Estonia
"The service was just ideal; we could not identify any points which would need to be improved," enthuses a client, who goes on to praise the team for being "very competent with regard to cross-border issues and able to advise promptly at any time."
World Trademark Review 1000 2020, Latvia office
“Brilliant full-service law firm COBALT grows stronger each day – its team is highly experienced and deeply entrenched in the IP space. A comprehensive suite of services with pan-Baltic coverage."
The Legal 500 2020, IP, IT and telecoms, Latvia office
“COBALT is extremely reliable. All requests are fulfilled and everything is understood right away.”
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
Sources highlight the team's approach, noting that the lawyers "think out of the box and come up with creative ways of doing things." "They listen to what we say."
Chambers Europe 2018, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
"The firm is capable of meeting any of the client's needs in the field."
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Latvia office
“The firepower to cater to the needs of the most discerning enterprises.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries.”