Our intellectual property attorneys are well versed in copyright law and assist clients with filing of applications for copyright registration. IP Department chair, Maria Speth, is intimately familiar with copyright law and is the author of Protect Your Writings, a Legal Guide for Authors.
They have helped clients with procurement, transferring and licensing of copyrighted works including writings, photographs, art, compositions and other original designs and productions. Our copyright attorneys understand that potential complex ownership issues may occur when co-creators, employees and independent contractors collaborate and create copyright-protected pieces. They understand the “fair use” doctrine and how it applies to copyrighted materials. Our intellectual property attorneys work to resolve copyright infringement claims whether through mediation, settlement or, if necessary, litigation.