Ideas themselves may be universal, but the original expression of an idea—the capturing of an individual’s, company’s or organization’s creativity in concrete form—is as valuable and protectable as any asset. Our intellectual property lawyers help clients identify, protect and license their copyrightable material, clear rights and negotiate licenses pertaining to works of others, and handle and resolve copyright claims and disputes whether initiated by or against our clients.
We draw on our years of work in private practice and our experience with industry-leading companies to provide effective analysis and practical solutions to complex issues. We represent clients in the entertainment, computer software, publishing and other industries, whose products and services range from traditional to new media. Our lawyers’ experience is equally diverse, and includes matters involving television, film, music, art, books and publications, as well as computer software and digital media.
Our litigators have handled numerous high-profile copyright cases relating to cutting-edge legal issues, at trial, before appellate courts, in arbitration and in settlement negotiations.
We also help clients with crossover copyright issues, such as those that arise in employment, trade secret, right of publicity and corporate transaction matters. Our lawyers regularly assist clients in setting up internal copyright management programs and in developing and implementing company policies for use and clearance of third-party works.