IP Industries – Media & Publishing

Fox attorneys serve the full range of clients, from traditional broadcast and print media to the web-based platforms that are transforming the industry.

We assist in the development and maintenance of global trademark and copyright portfolio, advertising and marketing law, right of publicity, technology and anti-counterfeiting. As drone technology grows in importance to television and film producers, our IP team works closely with the Fox Entertainment Law department to provide comprehensive guidance to businesses in this lucrative market.

Representative Matters

Copyrights and Trademarks

  • Successfully defended Penguin Random House in $10 million lawsuit in federal court in New Mexico over the book "The Maze Runner," a title that was later adapted into a blockbuster feature film of the same name. Obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all of the plaintiff’s claims and later resolved all post-judgment matters and secured a confidential settlement in which the plaintiff gave up any rights to appeal the dismissal.

  • Defended McGraw-Hill Education against a selected set of copyright claims brought by a stock photography agency. Court denied plaintiff’s claims for statutory damages on nearly a dozen photographs, and jury reduced the plaintiff’s request for profits on remaining photographs.

  • Prosecuted copyright and trademark claims on behalf of a leading educational publisher against a Spanish and Arabic localization company and won summary judgment motion and an award in excess of $2.3 million, plus attorney's fees.

  • Successfully handled multiple litigations for Apple Corps Ltd. involving copyright and trademark infringement of The Beatles’ intellectual property rights and the unauthorized use of their name and likeness.