We help clients protect their brands and intellectual property and navigate third party rights. Real-time marketing keeps these issues at the forefront of compliance for advertisers and content creators.
We assist clients in protecting copyrights, including filing for and obtaining copyright registrations and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) -related counseling and filings. We counsel clients on user-generated content issues, including the best ways to take advantage of the unique protections afforded by the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and DMCA. We address these issues in contracts, applicable terms of service and through general counseling.
Right of Publicity
We advise clients on right of publicity issues, including rights management, usage and clearance of names, likenesses, voices and images for use in content and advertising.
Trademarks and Domain Names
We counsel clients in all aspects of trademark selection and clearance. We represent clients throughout the trademark prosecution process and maintaining trademark
registrations, including preparing applications, responding to office actions and oppositions, and filing statements and specimens showing use of marks. Our attorneys assist clients in domain name registration, maintenance, and arbitration under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”).
Licensing and Contracts
We advise on all types of intellectual property licensing issues. We draft and negotiate a wide variety of intellectual property licenses and other contracts, including content
licensing, permission requests, releases and royalty arrangements.
We help clients enforce intellectual property rights, including cease and desist actions, takedown requests, and monitoring IP usage.