Court Cases Won

Explore and read the final verdicts in our favour released by the courts in different countries. Together with our partner attorneys, we set a new direction in the fight against copyrights infringement.

Cases Austria

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Germany/Austria)

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Germany/Austria)

9.06.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Innsbruck, Austria - Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Innsbruck, Austria)

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Innsbruck, Austria)

21.05.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Graz, Austria - Injunction – International jurisdiction (Graz, Austria), fine up to 250,000€

Injunction – International jurisdiction (Graz, Austria), fine up to 250,000€

13.01.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Germany - Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Value in dispute: 6,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Value in dispute: 6,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

7.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

 

Cases Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria - Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

9.07.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Bulgaria

Lawyer: Dimo Gospodinov

Court: Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria

Damage won: 2 715 euros reimbursements

Sofia, Bulgaria - Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 952 euros

4.01.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Bulgaria

Lawyer: Dimo Gospodinov

Court: Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria

Damage won: 2 952 euros reimbursements

Sofia, Bulgaria - Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria 2 – Damage won: 2 715 euros

6.03.2019 

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Bulgaria

Lawyer: Dimo Gospodinov

Court: Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria

 Damage won: 2 715 euros reimbursements

Sofia, Bulgaria - Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

Court Sofia – Damage won: 2670 euros

30.03.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Bulgaria

Lawyer: Dimo Gospodinov

Damage won: 2670 euros reimbursements

Sofia, Bulgaria - Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria – Damage won: 2 715 euros

Court Sofia – Damage won: 2952 euros

18.07.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Bulgaria

Lawyer: Dimo Gospodinov

Court: Appeal Court Sofia, Bulgaria

Damage won: 2 952 euros reimbursements

Cases Cyprus

District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Nicosia, Cyprus)

11.11.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Cyprus

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Cases France

Opponent in France – damage 3.500 € plus interest

20.05.2020

Defendant nationality: France

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Claimant nationality: German

Court: AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 3.500 € plus interest since 23.01.2018 + 926 € legal fees plus interest since 06.03.2020

The Amtsgericht Berlin sentences the defendant based in France to pay the amounts 3.500 € plus interest since 23.01.2018 + 926 € legal fees plus interest since 06.03.2020 to the claimant based in Germany. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photograph in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The court granted 3.500 € as a reasonable penalty.

Cases Germany

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Desenzano del Garda, Italy), Fine up to 250,000€

€1688 Reimbursements + All court fees

14.01.2020

Claimant nationality: German

Defendant nationality: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 1688 euros reimbursements + all court fees

6517 euros reimbursements & injunction granted – opponent in Greece

29.05.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Greece

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Damage won: 6517 euros reimbursements & injunction granted

Amtsgericht Ahaus – Damage won: 551 euros

5.07.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Amtsgericht Ahaus

Damage won: 551 euros for legal fees plus opponent covers court fees

Amtsgericht München, Germany: Verdict – Damages (1061,00€ )

27.03.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Sebastian Deubelli

Damage won: 1566 euros reimbursements

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Desenzano del Garda, Italy), Fine up to 250,000€

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Desenzano del Garda, Italy), Fine up to 250,000€

30.10.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Germany/Austria)

Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Germany/Austria)

9.06.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Leipzig, Germany)

18.02.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Germany

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (London, United Kingdom), Fine up to 250,000€

29.07.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: UK

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Berlin, Germany: Verdict – Contractual Penalty (5001,00€)

6.09.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Italia

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Damage won: 5001 euros + 50 euros costs + interest of 8% over the basic interest rate

Berlin, Germany: Verdict – Damages calculated in accordance with MFM, Value in Dispute 6,000€

19.09.2017

Photographer’s seat of residence: German

Opponent’s seat of residence: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Germany

Verdict: 540 euros damages + 551 euros legal fees + all costs

Contractual Penalty – opponent from Netherlands, court in Germany

20.05.2020

Claimant nationality: German

Defendant nationality: Netherlands

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Damage won: 5.001 € plus interest since 20.08.2017 + 1.101,94 € legal fees plus interest since 05.03.2020 + 113,05 €

Summary: The Landgericht Berlin (District Court) sentences the defendant based in the Netherlands to pay the amounts 5.001 € plus interest since 20.08.2017 + 1.101,94 € legal fees plus interest since 05.03.2020 + 113,05 € documentation fees to the claimant based in Germany. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photograph in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The evidence to prove this was made by RightsPilot UG. Therefore, the court agreed that the claim was admissible and justified. The claimant had a contractually defined right to claim the contractual penalty, because the cease and desist declaration was violated, without there being a visible reason for excuse. Therefore, also the legal fees and the documentation fees needed to be reimbursed.

Court AG Ahaus, Germany Verdict – Legal Fees reimbursement

5.07.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Amtsgericht Ahaus

Damage won: 551 euros for legal fees & court fees

Court Berlin, Germany: Legal Fees- Value in Dispute 12.000 Euro for 2 photos

6.04.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Germany

Damage won: 926 euros reimbursement legal fees & court fees

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Gdansk, Poland)

16.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Innsbruck, Austria)

21.05.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Modena, Italy)

21.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Kirkel, Germany)

12.02.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Germany

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Split, Croatia)

12.11.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Croatia

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order, Fine up to 250,000€

4.02.2015

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Germany

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Damage won: 8400 euros from UK opponent

14.01.2020

Defendant nationality: British

Claimant nationality: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 8400 euros reimbursement

Damages calculated in accordance with MFM, Value in Dispute 6,000€ per image

15.01.2014

Local Court: AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Verdict: Damages calculated in accordance with MFM, Value in Dispute 6,000€ per image

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Nicosia, Cyprus)

11.11.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Cyprus

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Verdict – Damages 1055 euros

18.04.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Germany

 Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Damage won: 1055 euros

European Enforcement: 1.566,25 euros reimbursement

4.10.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Sebastian Deubelli

Court: Landgericht München, Germany

European Enforcement: 7643 euros reimbursement from Italian opponent

2.03.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 7643 euros reimbursements

Injunction – International jurisdiction (Graz, Austria), fine up to 250,000€

13.01.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

14.03.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Germany

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

International jurisdiction (Cologne, Germany / Dubai, UAE), Fine up to 250,000€

05.02.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Dubai, UAE

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Court of Appeal Kammergericht Berlin, Germany

International jurisdiction (Dublin, Ireland), Fine up to 250,000€

6.11.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Ireland

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Valletta, Malta)

14.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Malta

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Barcelona, Spain)

20.10.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Spain

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Germany - Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Value in dispute: 6,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Value in dispute: 6,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

7.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Austria

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany: 6215,99 euros won (opponent from USA)

2.07.2019

Opponent’s seat of residence:  USA

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court:  Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 5001 euros for the contractual penalty, 1101,94 euros legal fees and 113,05 euros documentation costs reimbursements

Total: 6215,99 euros

Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany – Defendant nationality: American

20.01.2020

Defendant nationality: American

Claimant nationality: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 2136 euros reimbursements + all court fees

 

Germany - Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Value in dispute: 6,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

Opponent in France – damage 3.500 € plus interest

20.05.2020

Defendant nationality: France

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Claimant nationality: German

Court: AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 3.500 € plus interest since 23.01.2018 + 926 € legal fees plus interest since 06.03.2020

The Amtsgericht Berlin sentences the defendant based in France to pay the amounts 3.500 € plus interest since 23.01.2018 + 926 € legal fees plus interest since 06.03.2020 to the claimant based in Germany. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photograph in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The court granted 3.500 € as a reasonable penalty.

Order – International jurisdiction (Faro, Portugal), Fine up to 250,000€

4.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Portugal

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Order – International jurisdiction (London, United Kingdom), Fine up to 250,000€

31.10.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: UK

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Order – International jurisdiction (Poznań, Poland), Fine up to 250,000€

4.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Order – International jurisdiction (Stuttgart, Germany)

24.11.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Germany

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Order – International jurisdiction (Vigasio, Italy), Fine up to 250,000€

04.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Order – International jurisdiction (Vigasio, Italy),

Fine up to 250,000€

Value in dispute: 9,000€, Fine up to 250,000€

17.03.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Germany

Court: Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Fine up to 250 euros

Verdict – 10.000 Euro reimbursement + legal fees + documentation fees from opponent in UK

23.10.2019

Opponent’s seat of residence:  United Kingdom

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court:  Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 10.000 euros + legal fees + documentation fees

The Landgericht Berlin (District Court) sentences the defendant based in country1 to pay the amounts 10.002 € plus interest + 1.266,16 € legal fees plus interest + 142 € docu fees to the claimant based in country2. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photographs in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The evidence to prove this was made by RightsPilot UG. Therefore, the court agreed that the claim was admissible and justified. The claimant had a contractually defined right to claim two penalties, because the cease and desist declaration was violated twice, concerning two photographs, without there being a visible reason for excuse. Therefore, also the legal fees and the documentation fees needed to be reimbursed.

Verdict – Damages calculated in accordance with MFM, Value in Dispute 6,000€ per image

17.07.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Portugal

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 1140 euros damages + 290 euros costs + 853 euros legal fees reimbursement

Cases Greece

Berlin Germany: 6517 euros reimbursements from a Greek opponent

8.11.2018

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Greece

Court: Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 6517 euros reimbursements

6517 euros reimbursements & injunction granted – opponent in Greece

29.05.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Greece

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Damage won: 6517 euros reimbursements & injunction granted

Cases Ireland

International jurisdiction (Dublin, Ireland), Fine up to 250,000€

6.11.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Ireland

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Cases Italy

Berlin, Germany: Verdict – Contractual Penalty (5001,00€)

6.09.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence:  Italia

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Damage won: 5001 euros + 50 euros costs + interest of 8% over the basic interest rate

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Modena, Italy)

21.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

District Court Corte d’Appello Milan – Damage won: 1920 euros

26.05.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Lawyer: Luca Ghedina

Court: Corte D’Appello, Milan

Damage won: 1920 euros damages + 1006 euros legal fees and costs reimbursements

European Enforcement: 1.566,25 euros reimbursement

4.10.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Sebastian Deubelli

Court: Landgericht München, Germany

European Enforcement: 7643 euros reimbursement from Italian opponent

2.03.2018

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 7643 euros reimbursements

Order – International jurisdiction (Vigasio, Italy), Fine up to 250,000€

04.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Italy

District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Order: International jurisdiction (Vigasio, Italy),

Fine up to 250,000€

Cases Malta

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Valletta, Malta)

14.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Malta

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Cases Netherlands

Contractual Penalty – opponent from Netherlands, court in Germany

20.05.2020

Claimant nationality: German

Defendant nationality: Netherlands

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Damage won: 5.001 € plus interest since 20.08.2017 + 1.101,94 € legal fees plus interest since 05.03.2020 + 113,05 €

Summary: The Landgericht Berlin (District Court) sentences the defendant based in the Netherlands to pay the amounts 5.001 € plus interest since 20.08.2017 + 1.101,94 € legal fees plus interest since 05.03.2020 + 113,05 € documentation fees to the claimant based in Germany. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photograph in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The evidence to prove this was made by RightsPilot UG. Therefore, the court agreed that the claim was admissible and justified. The claimant had a contractually defined right to claim the contractual penalty, because the cease and desist declaration was violated, without there being a visible reason for excuse. Therefore, also the legal fees and the documentation fees needed to be reimbursed.

Court Gergerland Arnhem – Damage won: 1359,81

7.02.2018

Photographer’s seat of residence: German

Opponent’s seat of residence: Dutch

Lawyer: Kitty van Boven

Court: Court Gergerland Arnhem, Netherlands

Damage won: 1359,81 euros reimbursements

Court in Midden – Damage won: 3372,56 euros

31.08.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence:  United States

Opponent’s seat of residence: Netherlands

Lawyer: Kitty van Bowen

Court: Midden, Netherlands

Damage won: 3372,56 euros damages + 3051,83 Euro costs reimbursed

Court Zeeland West Brabant – Damage won: 540 euros + all legal costs

11.01.2017

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Netherlands

Lawyer: Kitty van Boven

Court: Court West Brabant, Netherlands

Damage won: 540 euros + all legal costs

(case not handled by PhotoClaim)

District Court in Den Bosch – Damage won: 2906 euros

27.10.2016

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Netherlands

Lawyer: Kitty van Boven

Court: District Court, Den Bosch, Netherlands

Damage won: 2906 euros reimbursements

District Court Rechtbank Amsterdam – Damage won: 1396 euros

23.01.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: American

Opponent’s seat of residence: Netherlands

Lawyer: Kitty van Boven

Court: Midden, Netherlands

Damage won: 1395 euros ((3x MFM recommendation) + all costs

District Court Rechtbank Den Haag – Damage won: 1882,50 euros

9.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Netherlands

Court: Den Haag, Netherlands

Damage won: 1883 euros (3 x MF recommendation) + all costs

Cases Poland

Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany: International jurisdiction (Gdansk, Poland)

16.04.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

District Court Kraków – Damage won: 1085 euros

11.09.2019

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Kraków, Poland

Damage won:  1085 euros reimbursements + legal fees + documentation fees

District Court Warsaw – Damage won: 582 euros

4.09.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Warsaw, Poland

Damage won:  582 + legal costs

District Court Wrocław – Damage won: 413 euros

9.12.2019

Photographer’s seat of residence:  Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Wrocław, Poland

Damage won:  413 euros

International jurisdiction (Warsaw, Poland), Fine up to 250,000€

31.03.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Order – International jurisdiction (Poznań, Poland), Fine up to 250,000€

4.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Poland

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Cases Portugal

Order – International jurisdiction (Faro, Portugal), Fine up to 250,000€

4.12.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Portugal

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Verdict – Damages calculated in accordance with MFM, Value in Dispute 6,000€ per image

17.07.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Portugal

Lawyer: Filipp Bickel

Court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 1140 euros damages + 290 euros costs + 853 euros legal fees reimbursement

 

Cases Romania

Berlin, Germany: Contractual Penalty (5001,00€ plus interest)

30.10.2017

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Romania

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Verdict: 5001 Euro for the Contractual Penalty + all costs

Cases Spain

Landgericht Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (Barcelona, Spain)

20.10.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Spain

Verdict: Injunction and Jurisdiction of the Court in Berlin

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Cases United Arab Emirates

International jurisdiction (Cologne, Germany / Dubai, UAE), Fine up to 250,000€

05.02.2015

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: Dubai, UAE

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Court of Appeal Kammergericht: Berlin, Germany

Cases United Kingdom

Berlin, Germany: Order – International jurisdiction (London, United Kingdom), Fine up to 250,000€

29.07.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: UK

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

 Damage won: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Damage won: 8400 euros from UK opponent

14.01.2020

Defendant nationality: British

Claimant nationality: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 8400 euros reimbursement

Order – International jurisdiction (London, United Kingdom), Fine up to 250,000€

31.10.2014

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Opponent’s seat of residence: UK

Court: District Court Landgericht Berlin, Germany

Verdict: Fine up to 250 000 euros

Verdict – 10.000 Euro reimbursement + legal fees + documentation fees from opponent in UK

23.10.2019

Opponent’s seat of residence:  United Kingdom

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court:  Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 10.000 euros + legal fees + documentation fees

The Landgericht Berlin (District Court) sentences the defendant based in country1 to pay the amounts 10.002 € plus interest + 1.266,16 € legal fees plus interest + 142 € docu fees to the claimant based in country2. The defendant violated the Cease and Desist claim, and did not cease to make the photographs in question publicly available, in particular on the Internet. The evidence to prove this was made by RightsPilot UG. Therefore, the court agreed that the claim was admissible and justified. The claimant had a contractually defined right to claim two penalties, because the cease and desist declaration was violated twice, concerning two photographs, without there being a visible reason for excuse. Therefore, also the legal fees and the documentation fees needed to be reimbursed.

Cases USA

Injuntion against a stock agency

24.03.2020

Claimant nationality: Swiss

Defendant nationality: U.S.

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Landgericht Berlin

Case description:

  • A major stock agency offered numerous video clips of our client for the sale.
  • The client had never uploaded those photographs to this stock agency. Moreover, his prices for photos are much higher than what this agency offered, so this event caused major damage to him.
  • those video clips even were sold, which caused illegal licenses.
  • Our client contacted the agency asking to take those clips down.
  • Agency did not comply completely – PhotoClaim could detect that 37 videos were still online. Therefore evidence was secured.
  • PhotoClaim’s lawyer also contacted the agency to take those clips down.
  • Despite that, the agency did not take down mentioned videos from its website, nor signed a Declaration to Cease and Desist.
  • Robert Fechner filed an injunction in Berlin court.
  • The court confirmed that the agency is liable to take all those clips down with due diligence and announced a possible penalty of 250.000€ if the order would be not respected.

Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany: 6215,99 euros won (opponent from USA)

2.07.2019

Opponent’s seat of residence:  USA

Photographer’s seat of residence: Germany

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court:  Landgericht Court Berlin, Germany

Damage won: 5001 euros for the contractual penalty, 1101,94 euros legal fees and 113,05 euros documentation costs reimbursements

Total: 6215,99 euros

Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany – Defendant nationality: American

20.01.2020

Defendant nationality: American

Claimant nationality: German

Lawyer: Robert Fechner

Court: Local Court AG Charlottenburg, Germany

Damage won: 2136 euros reimbursements + all court fees

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