Intellectual Property

Copyrights

Fox Rothschild attorneys routinely register, protect, license and enforce copyrights on behalf of clients domestically and internationally. We counsel clients in a wide array of industries – from music, television and entertainment to fashion, publishing and technology, among others – on the effective and appropriate use of their copyrighted materials, including negotiating and preparing consents, licenses, clearances, registration procedures and releases as well as enforcing and defending copyright infringements. We are well-versed in fair use, first-sale and exhaustion, ownership, transfer, shop rights and works-for-hire, as well as the many considerations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We also routinely and continually monitor legislation that can impact copyrights and their usage.

We have experience handling computer code copyright registration; software license and development agreements; computer system acquisitions; publisher-author and illustrator agreements; Internet policies, terms and conditions and web site reviews, including hosting, development, design agreements and data-sharing agreements; and acquisition and protection of domain names.

Our team frequently works in tandem with members of the firm’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Enforcement Practice to help clients protect and enforce their rights that may be infringed upon by grey market goods and products. Additionally, attorneys in our Fashion Law Practice are current on the latest trends – including pending legislation such as the Design Piracy Prohibition Act – regarding the protection of intellectual property and enforcement of copyrights in the fashion industry.