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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Information Technology Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Copyright Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Technology Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trademark Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trademark Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Patent Law Copyright Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Information Technology Law Technology Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Copyright Law Advertising Law Trademark Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sewickley, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Corporate Law Copyright Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
Seth D. Greenstein was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Seth D. Greenstein

Constantine Cannon LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Communications Law Entertainment Law - Music Franchise Law Privacy and Data Security Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater First Amendment Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Information Technology Law Trademark Law Copyright Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Art Law
Lawyer
John P. Hutchins was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John P. Hutchins

Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Technology Law Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Privacy and Data Security Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
Glenn Johnson was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Glenn Johnson

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Patent Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Media Law Copyright Law First Amendment Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Technology Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Information Technology Law Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Technology Law Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Trademark Law First Amendment Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
Bernard F. Meroney was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bernard F. Meroney

Intellectual Property Consulting
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Sports Law Venture Capital Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Education Law Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice Copyright Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Information Technology Law Trade Secrets Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana Houston, Texas Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Copyright Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Naples, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Music Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Information Technology Law Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law

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Copyright Law Definition

Copyright is governed by federal law and is derived from the U.S. Constitution, which granted power to the United States Congress “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries” (this clause also is the basis for patent protection in the U.S.). As a result, Congress has enacted a succession of copyright acts and amendments, beginning in 1790 and continuing through today. In general, the current law grants copyright protection for a period of the life of the author plus 70 years.

Copyright applies to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. An original work of authorship is one that is independently created and includes a minimum level of creativity. Examples of the types of works to which copyrights apply include literary works, drawings, paintings, sculptures, movies, music, video games, and other works of art. Copyright protection also applies to computer software.

Copyright protection does not protect ideas, but protects the expression of an idea. A work does not need to be registered with the Copyright Office to be afforded copyright protection. However, it must be registered with the Copyright Office to bring a lawsuit for copyright infringement. In addition, significant benefits arise from the timely registration of copyrights.

The author of a work is vested with a number of exclusive rights when copyright protection arises. These exclusive rights include, among other things, the right to reproduce (copy), adapt, display, and publicly perform the work. The author may transfer all or some of his or her exclusive rights in the work to another party. For example, the author of a novel may transfer the right to adapt a novel into a screenplay to a movie studio, while still retaining the copyright in the novel itself. Another significant component of copyright law is the area of fair use, which allows use of a copyrighted work without permission in certain limited circumstances (e.g., for the purpose of commenting on or criticizing the work).

Copyright lawyers assist clients with identifying materials that are protectable by copyright, registering copyrightable works with the United States Copyright Office, and counseling clients in the various ways in which copyrights may be acquired, protected, and exploited. Litigation also is a large part of a copyright lawyer’s practice.

Copyright law also addresses issues involving digital rights management, which are measures designed to manage digital copies of works. With the advent of digital copies, some copyright owners seek to restrict the ability to make copies of a particular work. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which is part of U.S. copyright law, prohibits circumventing measures that are designed to prevent copying of copyrighted works. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also, among other things, provides a framework for online service providers for avoiding copyright infringement based on the acts of the online service provider’s users.

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Copyright is governed by federal law and is derived from the U.S. Constitution, which granted power to the United States Congress “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries” (this clause also is the basis for patent protection in the U.S.). As a result, Congress has enacted a succession of copyright acts and amendments, beginning in 1790 and continuing through today. In general, the current law grants copyright protection for a period of the life of the author plus 70 years.

Copyright applies to original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. An original work of authorship is one that is independently created and includes a minimum level of creativity. Examples of the types of works to which copyrights apply include literary works, drawings, paintings, sculptures, movies, music, video games, and other works of art. Copyright protection also applies to computer software.

Copyright protection does not protect ideas, but protects the expression of an idea. A work does not need to be registered with the Copyright Office to be afforded copyright protection. However, it must be registered with the Copyright Office to bring a lawsuit for copyright infringement. In addition, significant benefits arise from the timely registration of copyrights.

The author of a work is vested with a number of exclusive rights when copyright protection arises. These exclusive rights include, among other things, the right to reproduce (copy), adapt, display, and publicly perform the work. The author may transfer all or some of his or her exclusive rights in the work to another party. For example, the author of a novel may transfer the right to adapt a novel into a screenplay to a movie studio, while still retaining the copyright in the novel itself. Another significant component of copyright law is the area of fair use, which allows use of a copyrighted work without permission in certain limited circumstances (e.g., for the purpose of commenting on or criticizing the work).

Copyright lawyers assist clients with identifying materials that are protectable by copyright, registering copyrightable works with the United States Copyright Office, and counseling clients in the various ways in which copyrights may be acquired, protected, and exploited. Litigation also is a large part of a copyright lawyer’s practice.

Copyright law also addresses issues involving digital rights management, which are measures designed to manage digital copies of works. With the advent of digital copies, some copyright owners seek to restrict the ability to make copies of a particular work. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which is part of U.S. copyright law, prohibits circumventing measures that are designed to prevent copying of copyrighted works. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also, among other things, provides a framework for online service providers for avoiding copyright infringement based on the acts of the online service provider’s users.