Creative and tenacious, Jacqueline will work closely with her clients to arrive at the best solutions. She like to contribute to the strategic process and has a keen eye for spotting an opportunity, as well as the emotions, or the perhaps less rational aspects to negotiations or to a dispute. She has amassed years of experience with intricate infringement procedures and negotiating rates and takes a particular interest in copyright law and collective management.
Chambers Europe and Global 2023 Intellectual Property about Jacqueline:
Jacqueline Seignette advises media sector clients and anti-piracy watchdogs on copyright infringement cases and copyright tariff disputes.
Legal 500 2023 Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment about Jacqueline:
Copyright law expert Jacqueline Seignette leads the practice, working on high-profile cases in the media and entertainment anti-piracy space as well as defending collecting societies in music-related competition disputes. Team head of Industry focus Media & Entertainment and experienced litigator Jacqueline Seignette assists clients on the impact of new technologies on the protection of IP.
Associations & Memberships:
– Member of the board Dutch Copyright Law Association (VvA)
– Member Comité Exécutif van de Associaton Littéraire et Artistique (ALAI)
– Editor Intellectuele Eigendom en Reclamerecht (IER) law journal
– Member International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL)
– Member VMC (Association of Media and Communication rights
– Member ITeR (Associations of Informationtechnology and Law)
– Member BMM (Benelux Association for Trade mark and Model rights
Speech held at ALAI Congress “Copyright – to be or not to be”, Copenhagen 19 May 2017
The very fundamental right that limits the scope of copyright is also a major justification for copyright protection: freedom of expression.
The recent developments around the world make us realize how important freedom of expression is. Expression is curtailed in many places and on many levels. Not only in countries with a traditionally totalitarian system, but also in countries we used to think of as democratic societies. Journalists are fired and put in prison. Websites and social media are blocked by governments. Networks are banned from presidential press meetings. Etcetera.