Databases – Copyright and Sui Generis Right in France


Creating a database is an important investment for its producer. The legislator has therefore implemented several tools to protects its value : copyright and sui generis right.

Copyright applied to databases is similar to any other work of art or industry. The right of the producer grants a fifteen years protection against fraudulent use of the database.

We can assist you with any issue relating to databases, from legal opinions to litigation, in France and internationally.

Database Law Advice

  • Data integration contract ;
  • Database valorization ;
  • Data privacy issues ;
  • Copyright on databases ;
  • Sui generis right on databases ;
  • Advice relating to data and database ownership.

Database Litigation

  • Cease and desist letter ;
  • Database litigation ;
  • Data extraction and reproduction litigation.