Finnian & Columba

Finnian & Columba is a dedicated team of lawyers and mediators. It is our pleasure to help you with legal assistance on copyright, media law, trademarks, domain names, privacy, new technologies, e-commerce, IT & software, contracts, etc.

We focus on a couple of sectors such as “media, art, and entertainment” (e.g. music, television, film, photography, and journalism); “IT & software”; “e-commerce”, and “innovation” (e.g. startups, sharing economy, etc.).  

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.Io and .ai domain names: what are the legal rules?

Domain names with a .io and .ai extension are gaining popularity. This article explains what .io domain names and .ai domain names stand for, why they…

10 Faqs About Benelux And Eu Trademark Registration

A “trademark” is a sign that you use to indicate your goods or services. In theory, a trademark is protected if it is registered and effectively used …

‘Music sampling’ and copyright: facts of the ECJ decision

Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) rendered an important decision on copyright law and music sampling in its ‘Metall auf Meta…