Our copyright litigation expertise encompasses matters involving both software and traditional media, with related experience counselling clients regarding clean room implementation and the business risks associated with the development and marketing of dual use technologies. Our lawyers have coordinated and implemented anti-piracy and seizure efforts around the world for products ranging from blue jeans to computer software, from handbags to other luxury goods. We manage, monitor and enforce copyright portfolios and institute and defend opposition and cancellation actions.
From the identification of infringers, to the initiation of private enforcement procedures, to representation in litigation, through trial and beyond, our lawyers have built a reputation for zealous advocacy of our clients’ copyrighted assets. In additional to courtroom advocacy, we handle:
- copyright clearance
- copyright registration
- copyright licensing and distribution
- copyright securitisation
- copyright assignment
Our lawyers frequently prepare releases and other legal documents that clients use in their day-to-day business operations to ensure the integrity of their copyrights and prevent exposure to copyright infringement claims. Our lawyers have experience reviewing our clients’ business operations to identify and protect copyrightable works early, enabling our clients to enforce their rights more effectively and efficiently. We also counsel clients on realistic procedures they can employ to avoid infringement claims and minimise potential liability. We counsel clients on Internet-related legal and regulatory issues, electronic privacy and targeted advertising on the Internet.