Tudorache and Associates is the company to go to resolve copyright issues.
For more than15 years, Tudorache and Associates have advised, assisted and represented authors, performers, music publishers, record labels, music, TV and cinema production houses, televisions, broadcasters, advertising producers and agencies, software developers and software distributors as a lawyer specialized in copyright author.
Benefiting from our legal support, our clients have been able to maximize their income from copyright exploitation.
Auditing of intellectual property assets and assistance in acquisition procedures
Tudorache and Associates offers due diligence services for company-owned or interested to purchase intellectual property assets.
We assisted Ultra Music Publishing in connection with its acquisition of Romanian – music compositions catalogue from Media Services International.
We assisted Global Records – top Romanian music label, in connection with its acquisition of a participation share in Quantum Music.
We assisted DCS Fast Link – Romanian software company, in connection with its sale of a participation share to Earlybird Venture Capital.
We assisted Mobra Film – Top Romanian film production company, in due diligence procedures, including the chain of title review, title report, script clearance and obtaining of the errors and omissions insurance.
We assisted Multimedia Est – Top Romanian film production company, in due diligence procedures, including the chain of title review, title report, script clearance and obtaining of the errors and omissions insurance.
We assisted 42 Km Film – Top Romanian film production company, in due diligence procedures, including the chain of title review, title report, script clearance and obtaining of the errors and omissions insurance.
Tudorache and Associates has an advanced expertise in copyright disputes.
We are representing the bigger Romanian TV broadcaster – PRO Tv in its lawsuits considering copyright issues, such us the claims with collective management organisations or the infringement of copyright cases.
We are representing the top Romanian TV broadcaster – Dogan Media International in its lawsuits with collective management organisations.
We successfully represented the movies producer – Mobra Film in a copyright infringement claim submitted versus it by some Romanian music performers concerning the movie “4 months 3 weeks and 2 days” – awarded with Palm d’Or Award at the Festival International du Film de Cannes in 2007.
We successfully represented the composer Dan Balan in the litigation for establishing the paternity on the musical composition “Dragostea din tei” (artist: O-zone), also informally known as “The Numa Numa Song” and “Ma Ya Hi” which topped the charts in over 30 countries and sold over 12 milllion copies worldwide.
We successfully represented the Romanian music production label – Maan Music in its claim versus the international record label – Jeff Records for recovering of the un-paid royalties resulted from the international exploitation of the track Mr. Saxobeat and Saxobeats album (Artist: Alexandra Stan).
We successfully represented the composer Adrian Sina in the paternity settlement for the song “Se Thelo”.
We successfully represented the composers known as “Play & Win” in a copyright infringement claim submitted versus them by Roberto Ramirez who claimed that the the musical composition “Club Rocker” (artist: Inna) violated his musical composition “A minute of Life”.
We successfully represented the TV Star Andreea Raicu in her claim for damages for un-authorised use of image by a jewelery company.
We successfully represented the Romanian composer and performer Dan Helciug in the litigation of un-authorised use of the musical work “Câștigam cu imina” (“We win with the heart”) in an electoral campaign.
We successfully represented the authors and performers Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina to settle the litigation regarding the recovery of un-paid royalties from the Romanian record label – Cat Music and Romanian music publisher – Media Services International. A favorable confidential settlement was reached.
Drafting and reviewing copyright contracts
Tudorache and Associates has an advanced expertise in drafting and reviewing copyright contracts covering all segments of entertainment copyright law, such us television, motion pictures, advertising, music, software, digital platforms, literature.
Among the personalities and companies we have assisted in editing and reviewing of the copyright contracts, we mention: the biggest Romanian TV Broadcaster – Pro TV, the biggest Romanian advertising and movies production company – Multimedia Est, the top Romanian movies production company – Mobra Film, the important movies production company – 42 Km Film, the movies production company Mandragora Movies, the Romanian software developer and distribution company – DCS Fast Link, the top Romanian record label – Global Records, the top Romanian music producer – Maan Music, High-net-worth individuals: Dan Balan, Inna, Andreea Raicu.
Over time, Tudorache and Associates contributed to the development of specialized literature and the creation of a judicial precedent in the field of copyright. Our lawyers have held seminars on copyright issues such as “Plagiarism between Ethics and Law” at the Law School of Bucharest, “Current Regulations in the Cinematographic Industry of Romania” at the Faculty of Law, Bucharest; have written articles on divergent issues in the field of copyright, such as: “The legal regime of musical performances established before the entry into force of Law no. 8/1996 “published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law,” Protection of Computer Programs in the Romanian Law “published on Academia.edu.