Copyright Litigation

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Dickinson Wright prosecutes and defends copyright claims across the country involving a wide array of issues, industries and statutory schemes. We have handled copyright cases involving such diverse areas as computer software, educational materials, architectural plans, paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry designs, figurine designs, music compositions and sound recordings, catalogs and business advertising and promotional materials. Our experience covers all aspects of copyright litigation, from the DMCA to re-capture rights, from RIAA and ASCAP to fair use, first sale and indirect infringement issues.

Our team efficiently assesses the case, handles ancillary issues such as potential insurance protection and then presents a strong position to drive a favorable resolution or result. We litigate copyright matters both as stand-alone litigation and as part of an overall handling of a client’s intellectual property portfolio. We have assisted companies in enforcing their rights against infringers (with many of these actions leading to licensing opportunities) and have also defended against claims asserted by those alleging infringement.

Dickinson Wright attorneys are respected and zealous advocates in the courtroom who are also well-versed in copyright law, leaders in national intellectual property organizations and national speakers on copyright issues. We aggressively litigate for our clients, always with an eye on the client’s overall intellectual property portfolio, the industry and the market. That’s why Dickinson Wright is trusted to handle copyright litigation across the country for some of the largest companies in the world, as well as for start-ups, individuals, artists and other rights holders.
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