Schertz Bergmann was founded in January 2005 by Prof. Dr.
Christian Schertz and Simon Bergmann. Both had been partners at
the law firm Hertin, Berlin. Schertz Bergmann concentrates its
practice on the areas of press law, copyright law, and media law
as well as on the protection of industrial property.
Among others, the firm gives counsel to high profile
personalities such as international artists, entrepreneurs,
athletes, and politicians in all legal matters. Moreover, the
firm regularly represents individuals who have become subject to
unauthorized press coverage. In addition, the firm permanently
gives advice to several daily newspapers, magazines, periodicals,
book publishers, agencies, and major German film and tv
The firm offers legal services for all aspects of entertainment
law. That particularly includes the negotiating and drafting of
extensive artist and advertising contracts. The firm also offers
expertise in unfair competition and trademark law, sports law
and labour law, specifically labour law regarding the media.