Copyright

Our firm works with individuals and companies in the US and around the world to provide strategic counseling for securing rights in, and clearing use of, copyrightable and copyrighted works.

Copyright, Licensing and Rights of Publicity

  • Acquisition, federal application, registration, clearances and licensing of copyrightable works
  • Licensing, registration and protection of copyrights both in the United States and internationally
  • Due diligence, drafting and negotiation commercial transactions involving copyrights and other intellectual property assets
  • 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
  • Prosecution and defense of copyright infringement and copyright violation claims in state and federal court

Copyright Litigation

Our attorneys have handled copyright infringement actions in federal courts throughout the United States involving of a variety of works ranging from photographs, books, musicals and television shows, to complex software. We also litigate cases involving copyright-related claims, including circumvention of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

If and when we get to litigation, we take a practical and adaptable approach. If our client will be the plaintiff, we select the best forum for the case, based on the facts and circumstances. We assess the likelihood of obtaining damages and injunctive relief, whether TROs, preliminary injunctions or permanent injunctions. Given the potential for substantial damages in copyright actions, we provide sophisticated assessments of actual damages and profits, as well as statutory damages.

Intellectual Property

Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / 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
jchu@​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
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
Aaron D. Johnson
Aaron D. Johnson
Partner
Silicon Valley
adjohnson@​lrrc.com
650.687.8426 / 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
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
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
Clara C. Low
Clara C. Low
Associate
Silicon Valley
clow@​lrrc.com
650.687.8421 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Lindsey A. Schneidman
Lindsey A. Schneidman
Associate
Phoenix
lschneidman@​lrrc.com
602.262.0863 / 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

Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
Partner
Phoenix
mhallam@​lrrc.com
602.262.5340 / vCard

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Key Contacts

Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
602.262.0203
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
702.949.8224