Magazines, Newspapers & Other Media

Today’s news business is fast-paced, competitive, and, thanks to emerging technologies, constantly in flux. For decades, lawyers in the Dickinson Wright Entertainment, Sports and Media group have served as trusted legal counsel to leading magazines, newspapers and other news media providing nimble guidance that adjusts in the face of rapid change. From the rise of social media to the ever-expanding list of content distribution channels, we have guided clients through each disruptive wave.

Our experienced intellectual property lawyers understand the unique needs of media companies. We help clients protect their valuable content against unauthorized use, and defend it through copyright litigation, if necessary. This includes anticipating the IP rights challenges raised by evolving technology. The Dickinson Wright Entertainment, Sports and Media group also includes litigators who regularly represent magazines, newspapers and other news outlets in defamation suits and related matters. We round out our services with a team of corporate and transactional lawyers who have spent their careers specifically representing media companies.

Our work in this area includes:

• Securing and defending client content against unauthorized uses.
• Representing magazines, newspapers, and other news media in defamation lawsuits.
• Providing experienced, industry-specific corporate and transactional legal advice and support.