Media Rights

We have a long-standing practice in the field of media and privacy rights. Our team of experts consults clients on rights and limits to freedom of speech, private life, the inviolability of human dignity, protection of journalists’ information sources and on many other media and privacy issues. We provide consultations and opinions on the legal regulation of electronic, printed and social media activities. In addition, we help in contracts pertaining to routine media activities, such as author’s agreements, contracts with producers, advertising agencies and mass media content distributors. We represent client interests before national regulators and other authorities as well as representing clients in court proceedings related to freedom of speech, reputation and invasion of privacy.

Reach out to us if you need help with any media or privacy law-related matters, including:

  • The general regulatory framework of the media
  • Representation in court proceedings related to the retraction of false information, defamation, invasion of privacy, claims for non-material damage
  • Pre-publication advice
  • Application of mass media regulations, including for video on demand and similar services
  • Relations with media regulators
  • Copyright advice
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
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.”
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 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."
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.”