Copyrights protect original, creative works, such as art, images, movies, music, books, manuals and computer programs. Works protected by copyright are an integral part of a client’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio and are valuable business assets.
Oblon Spivak assists clients in identifying and determining how best to protect their copyrightable property. With decades of experience in copyright law, we guide clients through a full range of copyright issues, including ownership, assignment, licensing, registration, recordal and litigation. Senior Counsel, Marybeth Peters, the eleventh Register of Copyrights of the United States adds unparalleled knowledge and experience to the Oblon Spivak Copyright team.
Industry experience ranges from the medical to the fashion industry. The types of works protected include computer software, text, online content, artwork and designs, literary works, photographs, product design and packaging.
Wide Variety of Services
Working closely with our clients, we evaluate IP portfolios to identify copyrightable property and determine ownership, the best methods of protection, etc. We provide a wide variety of services ranging from registration, licensing and transfer of copyrights, fair use assessment, recordation and litigation.
Through due diligence reviews of company materials, copyrightable materials are identified. Such identification allows clients to take full advantage of their current IP assets and appropriately evaluate issues relating to possible acquisition, merger, sale or purchase of a division or company.
Utilizing U.S. Customs procedures as well as working with foreign counsel, we also assist in recording and enforcing copyrights to prevent counterfeit products from entering the U.S. and other countries. These procedures often result in counterfeit goods being detained at the borders, without the necessity of a lawsuit or posting bond.
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Oblon Spivak provides a full range of copyright services–from identification of copyrightable materials to registration and litigation, including defense against claimed use of copyrighted works.
The Oblon Spivak team looks at the big picture, consulting with clients regarding their IP portfolios and how to protect them, as well as how to avoid infringement claims by others.
Oblon Spivak’s Copyright team includes Marybeth Peters, a renowned expert in the copyright field.