Legal certainty for your social media profile

If you are looking for competent legal advice on how to protect your social media profile, contact the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. You can benefit from our years of experience in the areas social media and law. Whether you need help with your private profile or a company profile we are happy to advise you nationwide.

Social Media Recht

Facebook, Twitter etc.
Is your profile legally compliant?

We will show you what legal stumbling blocks there are when it comes to using social media accounts!


Any private social media profile should be initially assessed for copyright infringements. Any such infringements can quickly lead to costly warning letters being received, even if it is your friends who have posted photos on your profile. Infringements of personality rights, rights to control your own image and instances of defamation now occur regularly on social networks. We can help you if someone has hacked your account or where someone is appearing on an internet profile under your name.

Our fees vary depending on the scope, complexity and time we spend on your matter. Contact us for a free quotation.



The fundamental element to a commercial social media profile is to correctly identify the owner or operator of the profile using legal notices or an “about us” link. Infringements of the extensive rules contained in the German Telemedia Act and the German Interstate Agreement on Broadcasting can be pursued by competitors or associations and you can quickly receive a costly warning letter.

Do you want to make sure advertisements on your social profile are legally compliant? Then you need to comply with unfair competition legislation.

Trademark and copyright laws may also need to be considered. If you intend to use social network plug-ins such as Facebook’s “like” button, you need to ensure you adhere to data protection rules.
Do you want to integrate your employees? We can develop social media guidelines which are tailored to the needs of your business.

Our bespoke advice services for your individual needs

Price 238,00 €* 595,00 €* On request
Legal Notices / “About Us” Check Ja Ja Ja
Legal Updates Ja Ja Ja
Analysis of Advertising Activities Ja
Trademark Compliance Check Ja Ja
Copyright Compliance Check Ja Ja
Embedding Social Plug-Ins Ja Ja
Social Media Guidelines Ja
Platform User Conditions Check Ja
Assumption of Liability Ja Ja Ja
Number of Internet Profiles 1 3 unlimited

* All prices are inclusive of 19% VAT


Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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