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Copyright

McGuireWoods lawyers advise clients on all aspects of copyright law. We have obtained registrations for a diverse range of original works such as computer software, books, architectural renderings, trade materials, brochures, newsletters and art. We advise clients on a variety of registration issues, including notice and deposit requirements. We also counsel clients on media rights, copyright licenses and transfers, and other specialized agreements.

To help ensure a clear understanding regarding the ownership of copyrightable work produced by a client’s employees or independent contractors, we help clients develop and use necessary, effective documentation. For clients embroiled in ownership disputes, we offer individualized strategies for resolution including, when necessary, infringement litigation.

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Publishing company

Copyright Infringement Litigation, M.D. Fla. McGuireWoods was counsel for the defendant, a publishing company, in a copyright infringement case. The case involved several issues of first impression concerning the validity of compilation copyright registrations, and the availability of statutory damages in cases involving compilation copyrights. The matter settled before trial.
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Software vendor

We represented a software vendor in a suit for royalties, trade secrets misappropriation and copyright infringement. The case settled favorably on the eve of trial.
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Canadian software developer

Represented a Canadian software developer against Art.com Inc. in a copyright/trade secret misappropriation case prosecuted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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International software company

Represented an international software company in litigation against a prospective business partner involving a copyright and trade secret dispute related to software for performance measurement in health care industry, winning a favorable settlement for our client.
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Leading web business

Served as co-counsel to the defendant, a leading Web business charged with directly and contributorily infringing copyrighted clip art software. We won summary judgment in the district court, and the case settled while in the appeal process.
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Public company operating a regional supermarket chain

Defended a public company operating a regional supermarket chain in a lawsuit in federal court in Texas filed by a company that provided "mystery shopper" services, alleging copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets. The case was settled on favorable terms for our client.
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Micheal L Binns Micheal L. Binns
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5748
F: +1 404 443 5698
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Brie Buchanan Brie L.B. Buchanan
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5709
F: +1 404 443 5760
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Rick Conner Rick Conner
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2137
F: +1 704 444 8790
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Ashley Z Crenshaw Ashley Z. Crenshaw
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1150
F: +1 804 440 7725
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Adam A Grove Adam A. Grove
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8147
F: +1 312 698 4561
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Melanie Holloway Melanie C. Holloway
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1019
F: +1 804 698 2027
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Michael O Tackley Michael O. Tackley
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1629
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Jeffrey S Yang Jeffrey S. Yang
Associate
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8218
F: +1 310 956 3118
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Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

PLI Seminar

November 6, 2014
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2014
Paris
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2013
Paris
Speaking Engagement

Pratique du copyright

June 15-16, 2010
Paris
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