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9. September 2021 | News

Webinar for AIPPI members: Copyright and Architecture – Recent Cases from Europe

Buildings may be copyright protected on the outside and on the inside. In various European countries, court decisions answered questions like: What are the requirements for copyright protection of architecture? May the architect stop re-modeling of a building due to moral rights? The seminar will look at case law from France, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

This webinar will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 13:00 - 14:30 (CEST).



Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann
Attorney at Law (Germany), NORDEMANN

Jan Bernd Nordemann is a partner of the German intellectual property law firm NORDEMANN and works at its Berlin and Potsdam office, where he specializes in copyright, trademark, design, unfair competition, and anti-trust (competition) law.
In copyright law, Prof. Nordemann works for example in enforcement, rights clearance and licensing. He covers all copyright fields such as film, games, music, publishing and arts. He currently litigates several cases for building companies who have been sued by architects claiming infringement of moral rights due to the remodeling of buildings. As in the last years, the German JUVE Manual 2021/2022 again describes Nordemann as one of Germany's leading copyright lawyers. “Best Lawyers International“ voted him among the top practitioners in the fields of entertainment, IP and media. He is currently the chair of AIPPI’s Standing Committee “Copyright” and has acted as chair of the AIPPI Study Committee, which authored the AIPPI Resolution “Copyright in artificially generated works”.

Giorgio Mondini


Giorgio Mondini is the founding partner of the law firm Mondini Rusconi that as of this year has merged into Mondini Bonora Ginevra studio legale. Since his admission in 1968 he has specialized in intellectual property, in particular in copyright law, media (including new media), trademarks, designs and models, competition, telecommunications and broadcasting legislation. He  represents  some of the  largest Italian and foreign media companies in transactional and contentious work in Italy and has frequently pleaded before Italian courts of any jurisdiction including the Supreme Court of Cassation and before the ECJ in IP matters. He has also acted as an arbitrator and has pleaded within arbitration proceedings.

Giorgio Mondini is a frequent  commentator on intellectual property and media issues and is considered by International legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the leading Italian practitioners in these areas.

Dr. Guillaume Henry

AIPPI Assistant Reporter General

Partner SZLEPER HENRY avocats (France)


Guillaume is a member of the AIPPI Reporter General Team since 2018 (Cancun Congress). Guillaume is a member of the Paris Bar, partner of SZLEPER HENRY AVOCATS. Guillaume holds a doctorate in IP law. His practice is dedicated to intellectual property and new technologies, and he both handles litigation matters and provides advisory services. He represents many foreign companies before the French and European courts. 

Guillaume is associate professor at the CEIPI (International Centre for Intellectual Property Studies - Strasbourg University) and lecturer in industrial property at Sorbonne University and he is the author of several books on IP.

Mine Güner Sunay

Head of Intellectual Property Practice, Esin Attorney Partnership. Member of Baker McKenzie Swiss Verein


Mine Güner Sunay is the head of the Intellectual Property practice at Esin Attorney Partnership a member of Baker McKenzie Swiss Verein. Mine represents local and global clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters with a special industry focus on consumer goods, retail and media & technology.

Mine advises on trademark law both contentious and non-contentious, domain name disputes, copyright law, advertisement law, counterfeit and unfair competition issues, licensing and IP driven M&A transactions. She is a certified trademark and patent attorney with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Melis Abacioglu Viskusenko

AIPPI TURKEY Vice President
Melis Abacioglu Viskusenko is the current Vice President of AIPPI TURKEY after serving as the National Group Secretary since 2016. She is also currently serving as the Secretary of AIPPI Membership Committee and a member of the Copyright Committee of AIPPI. Melis Abacioglu Viskusenko is a partner of the Turkish firm ABACIOGLU IP SERVICES and her practice is dedicated to intellectual property.
She is a registered attorney at law in Ankara Bar and a qualified trademark and patent attorney before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. She is both handling prosecution and litigation matters and she is represents her local and international clients with a special focus on trademark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and plant breeder’s rights.

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  • The webinar is open to all AIPPI members. Please feel free to forward the invitation to your office colleagues.
  • If you would like to submit a question in advance, please send it to events@aippi.org.
  • Please note, we cannot guarantee that your question will be answered during the webinar.