PicRights Europe GmbH, a global leader in copyright compliance, has added a new enforcement partner in Brazil to monetize copyright infringements for the worldâs leading news agencies, stock image agencies and independent photographers. PicRights Brazil will augment PicRightsâ long established network in major markets in Europe, North America and the Middle East. No other copyright compliance service offers its clients as much geographical coverage of key markets around the world.
âWith the established expertise of Luis Franca and his team, weâre hitting the ground running in Sao Paulo. Weâve already got a significant number of cases ready for enforcement in Brazil in the system,â says Alfred Hoefinger, CEO of PicRights Europe.
Geoff Cannon, VP Sales of PicRights Europe, adds âWeâre well aware that copyright infringement is rife in some countries beyond our current scope and weâre working toward solutions that will extend our reach to every part of the world. Our new partnership in Brazil is another big step.â
PicRightsâ end-to-end service allows copyright owners to concentrate on their core business while PicRights handles the difficult business of monetizing copyright infringements.
PicRights uses state-of-the-art technology to identify infringements, a team of experienced QC staff to qualify them as enforceable, then distributes the actionable cases to the appropriate enforcement unit for settlement and collection of licensing fees. If PicRightsâ enforcement staff is unable to settle a case, it is escalated to a law firm specializing in intellectual property within the relevant jurisdiction to pursue a settlement and if necessary, litigate.
A highly efficient workflow system allows PicRights enforcement teams, legal counsel and clients to collaborate and exchange information quickly, regardless of location. The proprietary payment portal collects all funds and transparently distributes proceeds between copyright owners and service partners.
PicRights Europe GmbH is headquartered in Switzerland with enforcement operations and professional compliance officers in central and northern Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Benelux and Scandinavia), London (for UK and Ireland), the Middle East (Emirates and Saudi Arabia), Toronto (for USA and Canada) and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
** PicRights is a new Member of DMLA!