Capabilities
Intellectual Property

Copyright

Our Copyright practice is unique among US firms in terms of the clients we represent, the issues we handle, and the bodies before which we practice. We have played a key role in shaping copyright law as it has adapted to the latest emerging technologies.

Clients include the major professional sports leagues, broadcast and cable television networks, recording companies, motion picture studios, new media ventures, Internet companies, and software developers and publishers.

A principal focus of our practice concerns the intersection of copyright and new technologies as well as the distribution of TV programming over new and traditional media.

The breadth of our work includes representing clients before:

  • US courts in highly publicized, precedent setting cases applying copyright law to new technologies;
  • US Congress in connection with copyright legislation;
  • US Copyright Office in numerous studies and rulemakings;
  • US Copyright Royalty Board and predecessor bodies in numerous industry-wide compulsory license royalty proceedings; and
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in its consideration of international copyright treaties.

Our Copyright practice has been recognized as a leader in the field by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500 US & UK. In addition, our lawyers have been named Law360 MVPs for Media & Entertainment, American Lawyer Litigation Daily's "Litigator of the Week," and the Daily Journal's "Top Intellectual Property Lawyers."

Experience

Major League Baseball Principal outside counsel for copyright and telecommunications issues

Representation on issues involving the telecasting of MLB games over traditional and new media, including the Internet and mobile devices.

Major Broadcast Networks WPIX, Inc., et al. v. ivi, Inc.

Highly publicized copyright litigation involving unauthorized streaming of broadcast television content over the Internet.

ABC, Disney, FOX Broadcasting, 21st Century Fox, CBS, NBC Universal, Telemundo, Gannett, Allbritton NBC Universal et al. v. FilmOnX

Represented networks in litigation involving unauthorized retransmission of broadcast television programming by an Internet service.

Universal Music UMG v. DivX

Represented music publishing company in litigation concerning unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted music videos.

NBC Universal, Recording Industry Assoc. of America, et al. UMG Recordings v. Veoh Networks

Lead appellate counsel in amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit concerning the application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to social networking websites.

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Perspectives

When Does a Copyright Owner’s Right To Sue Attach?
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
United States Supreme Court to Tackle Copyright Registration Debate
Advisory
The Threshold Of Copyright Protection After American Airlines
Intellectual Property Law360, Transportation Law360
Copyright and Trademark Year in Review and Forecast for 2018: Protecting Your Company's IP Position
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Ban on Registration of "Immoral" or "Scandalous" Trademarks Held Unconstitutional
Advisory
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Intellectual Property: Copyright (2011-2018)
Sports Law (2014-2018)
Chambers Global
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (2011-2018)
Chambers USA
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (2004-2016)
Media & Entertainment (DC) (2009-2016)
Sports Law (Nationwide) (2007-2015)
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