Copyright

Identifying, securing and protecting intellectual property rights -- such as copyrights -- is essential to the well-being of any company or individual involved in the commercial aspects of creative works. Copyrights are valuable assets that add to the health of balance sheets, provide a competitive edge and open new avenues for growth and revenue.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has worked with individuals, organizations and companies in the Southwest, throughout the country and throughout the world to develop and protect copyright rights here and abroad. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offers clients a full range of intellectual property representation. Our Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group provides significant depth of experience in copyright law, including:

Copyright and Rights of Publicity

  • Securing rights in, and clearing use of copyrightable and copyrighted works, including acquisition, federal application, registration, clearances, and licensing of copyrightable works.
  • Licensing, registration and protection of copyrights both in the United States and internationally.
  • Counseling in the development of fair use guidelines for use of third party works.
  • Negotiating with ASCAP, BMI and other performing rights societies.
    Counseling and representing clients in response to copyright compliance demands from Software Business Alliance (SBA), Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and other copyright compliance organizations.
  • Identifying and protecting rights of publicity and privacy, as well as clearing rights for use of same.
  • Representing clients in the prosecution and defense of copyright infringement and copyright violation litigation claims in all of these areas, in state and federal court.
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Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Flavia Campbell
Flavia Campbell
Partner
Phoenix
fcampbell@​lrrc.com
602.262.0244 / vCard
Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Robert A. Green
Robert A. Green
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
rgreen@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Peter C. Hsueh
Peter C. Hsueh
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
phsueh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. MacDermott
Michael J. MacDermott
Partner
Los Angeles
mmacdermott@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Gary J. Nelson
Gary J. Nelson
Partner
Los Angeles
gnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Partner
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
David A. Plumley
David A. Plumley
Partner
Los Angeles
dplumley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Raymond R. Tabandeh
Raymond R. Tabandeh
Partner
Los Angeles
rtabandeh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
Phoenix
jvankirk@​lrrc.com
602.262.0203 / vCard
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Of Counsel
Tucson
aaikman@​lrrc.com
520.629.4428 / vCard
John Carson
John Carson
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
jcarson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jonathan W. Fountain
Jonathan W. Fountain
Of Counsel
Las Vegas
jfountain@​lrrc.com
702.949.8340 / vCard
Christy Hubbard
Christy Hubbard
Of Counsel
Phoenix
chubbard@​lrrc.com
602.262.0215 / vCard
Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Nathaniel W. Edwards
Nathaniel W. Edwards
Counsel
Phoenix, Colorado Springs
nedwards@​lrrc.com
602.262.5367 / vCard
Aaron D. Johnson
Aaron D. Johnson
Associate
Silicon Valley
adjohnson@​lrrc.com
650.687.8426 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard
Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
Partner
Phoenix
mhallam@​lrrc.com
602.262.5340 / vCard

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Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900