Skills > Copyright – Intellectual property law

Cabinet Pierrat intervenes with its clients by providing advice tailored to their issues, drafting contracts involving assignments of rights and defending their interests before the competent courts.

Emmanuel Pierrat is renowned for his specific expertise in copyright law and holds the certificate of specialization “Intellectual Property Law“.

Emmanuel Pierrat has written several books on copyright, Editions Cercle de la Librairie published the Guide du droit d’auteur à l’usage des éditeurs (Guide to Copyright for Publishers) in 1995, Le droit d’auteur et l’édition (Copyright and Publishing) in 1998, 2005 and 2013, Le droit du livre (Book rules) in 2001, 2005 and 2013, Les contrats d’édition (The Publishing Contracts) in 2011 and 2014, Editions of the Cercle de la Librairie, as well as many practical works including Le droit d’ateur (Copyright law) in 2016 ( in collaboration with Fabrice Neaud).

In addition, Emmanuel Pierrat is the author of numerous essays dealing with culture and intellectual properties in a general way: La culture quand même (The Culture anyway) in collaboration with Patrick Bloche and Marc Gauchée published by Editions Mille et une nuits in 2002, Pirateries intellectual (Intellectual Piracy) at Editions Sens & Tonka in 2005, La guerre des copyrights (The War of copyrights) at Fayard in 2006.

Emmanuel Pierrat is also a director of AFPIDA, the French section of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI), and thus actively participates in debates on international copyright issues.

Emmanuel Pierrat has been a member of the Steering Committee of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA). He conducts frequent expertise and training missions in the field of cultural law throughout Africa, the Near and Middle East, as well as in India.

Finally, as Vice-Chairman of the European and International Affairs Committee of the National Bar Council, Emmanuel Pierrat has participated in numerous events and reflections in foreign bar associations. He is now an expert with the CCBE (Confederation of European Bars).