Our focus is thorough accuracy.
In the field of copyright law, our primary focus is on conducting thorough and accurate copyright and title clearance searches, handling all aspects of obtaining proper copyright registrations covering our clients' original works and innovative ideas, monitoring and investigating the potentially infringing activities of third-parties on a worldwide basis, finding ways to resolve copyright issues by negotiation and preparing enforceable licensing agreements. However, when copyright disputes arise and negotiations do not succeed, our copyright litigation team is prepared to act immediately to protect our clients' interests. That may require enforcement of a copyright against an infringing third party or defense of allegations of infringement made against our client. In either event, our team is committed to achieving our client's business objectives in each case in the most cost-effective manner available.
Buchanan's copyright clients create, own and manage a wide range of copyrightable works, including computer programs and software, databases, books, music, audio recordings, visual art, motion pictures, video productions, interactive computer software products, technical manuals, architectural designs and drawings, semiconductor chips, television programs, advertising materials, fabric and jewelry designs, sculptures, and online services and websites. Our copyright litigation team understands the value of these works to our clients and the risks presented when a third-party accuses one of our clients of infringing a copyrighted work. Whether our client is a plaintiff or a defendant, our copyright litigators are prepared to provide cost-effective, client-oriented litigation services when and where needed.
The copyright litigation team understands and works with the wide range of issues that arise in copyright disputes, including originality, fair use, work for hire agreements and related ownership questions, public domain, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Orphan Works and database protection. We have the experience and skill to handle the procedural and strategic problems that litigation of these issues requires, and they have the commitment and will power necessary to ensure that our clients' objectives are achieved whenever possible. Whether in the U.S. Copyright Office, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Service or the U.S. district courts throughout the nation, our copyright litigators are committed to protecting our clients' interest and achieving their business objectives in every case.