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Copyright law protects valuable rights of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in works of authorship such as software, brochures, music, photographs, jewelry designs, company manuals, online materials, databases, and many other creative works. Hodgson Russ’s intellectual property attorneys assist clients with a wide range of copyright matters, including the identification of protectable copyrights and the protection of copyrights through registration, contractual provisions, licenses, cease and desist letters, takedown notices, and litigation. Our attorneys also routinely counsel clients on questions of copyright authorship, ownership, duration, and transfers.

Often copyright issues are intertwined with patents, trademarks, and other business law issues, and Hodgson Russ’s team has the knowledge and experience to handle both the specific copyright questions and the related matters. Whether a client’s copyright needs involve due diligence for a corporate transaction, negotiations related to a complex dispute, or proactive counseling to help a client with activities in the world of e-commerce and social media, Hodgson Russ’s attorneys bring a wide range of legal skills to the task of assisting clients with the full range of their copyright matters.