For creative artists, entertainers and performers â€“ whether an author, painter, musician, actor or singer â€“ disputes involving oneâ€™s work can be deeply personal. When you create, you imbue your creation with a piece of yourself, and in the process you open yourself to judgment, criticism, praise and exploitation.
How can one translate that act of personal creation into dollars? And for those who have achieved significant success and celebrity as a result of their work, disputes can be even more difficult to resolve â€“ fame and fortune can make one less open to the views and interests of other parties to a dispute, complicating the task of both counsel and mediator.
On 2.3.2018 there was a high-profile panel in Vienna: Prof. Peter Picht (University of Zurich), Philipp Groz (Schellenberg Wittmer), Sam Granata (Court of Appeal Antwerp), David Perkins (WIPO Arbitrator and Mediator), Prof. Jacques de Werra (University of Geneva), Christian Loyau ( ETSI), Alesch Staehelin (IBM) and Claudia Tapia (Ericsson).