“Blank Rome provides a holistic offering that allows the team to act on an array of litigation, transactional, and prosecution matters across the spectrum of IP rights and technologies.”
— Chambers USA
It is safe to say that every company that owns a website, has created a unique brochure, developed unique artwork or taken photographs of its products is a copyright owner. As such, copyrighted works are an integral part of the intellectual property portfolio of so many of our clients. While in some cases certain assets may be covered by both copyrights and either design patents or trademarks, there are many instances when copyright law is the primary means of the protection of the particular asset.
Whether the tangible expression involves computer software, technical drawings, works of art, architectural works, mask works, jewelry, music, literary works, or videos of fictional characters, Blank Rome attorneys have the necessary experience to guide our clients through the protection or enforcement of their rights.
How We Can Help
We assist with every phase of the copyright application process—from initial consultation through drafting the application, conferring with the U.S. Copyright Office, and, if necessary, appealing actions through the administrative process and prosecuting them in a U.S. district court and the appropriate court of appeals. Further, through our international network of associates, we are able to assist with registering copyrights around the world.
Copyright Licensing & Contracts
Our copyright attorneys have experience both as in-house attorneys for copyright owners as well as outside consulting and litigation counsel. We assist with licensing and contract negotiations regarding publishing rights, syndication, and distribution of copyrighted material.
Copyright Enforcement & Litigation
As litigators, we have a long and successful history of working on copyright cases involving literary works, computer code, architectural works and drawings, sound recordings, and multimedia. Whether championing the originality and authorship of our clients’ creative work, or arguing vigorously against allegations of copyright infringement, we have the ability to navigate complex and notoriously difficult areas of copyright law.