Why Cooley

Cooley has extensive experience protecting and defending our clients’ creative assets and our clients’ rights to make lawful use of third-party content, from litigating copyright cases, settling disputes and advising on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors, to handling copyright applications, negotiating licensing agreements and providing fair use analysis.

We work with our clients to establish best practices for protecting, and using, content online. As our clients’ businesses have evolved from traditional content channels to new methods of digital delivery, so has our legal and business advice. We counsel clients on licensing, distribution, IP rights, privacy and data security, analytics and advertising technology – and help guide our clients as they commercialize their content through constantly evolving uses of technology. We also help clients enforce their rights, including negotiating with infringers to cease misuse, issuing takedown notices to service providers under the DMCA, and through litigation where necessary.

We have litigated copyright cases in the areas of entertainment, idea submission relating to film and television franchises, fashion/apparel, software, social media and digital media,  architectural works, music, e-commerce, food and beverage, toys and gaming and consumer products.

Areas of Practice

  • Copyright registration and protection strategies
  • Copyright litigation (enforcement and defense)
  • DMCA Takedowns
  • Fair use
  • Licensing
  • Peer-to-peer file sharing
  • Publishing agreements
  • Transactional due diligence including chain of title and ownership issues