Hinshaw's Intellectual Property Practice attorneys provide legal assistance to businesses and individuals in copyright litigation and as to copyright-related transactional and risk management activities. We are experienced in handling copyrights involving both traditional and electronic platforms. Among many other activities, we handle legal matters involving:

  • Acquiring and protecting copyrighted works
  • Addressing questions of fair use and permissions
  • Clearance evaluations
  • Copyright audits
  • Copyright registrations
  • Drafting cease and desist letters, and writing responses to them 
  • Drafting ownership and history reports
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Enforcement of copyrights
  • Evaluating clickwrap and shrink wrap agreements
  • Investigating and obtaining clearances where appropriate
  • Litigating copyright issues
  • Negotiating licensing and ownership agreements, including issues of “work made for hire” and assignments and as to multimedia licensing
  • Performing due diligence in corporate acquisitions involving copyrights

Our copyright experience runs deep. We have especially broad capabilities regarding architectural subjects, publishing issues and as to negotiating software license agreements. We can also assist our clients by conducting copyright training programs.

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