Intellectual Property

Copyrights

Preti Flaherty’s attorneys keep a sharp eye on the always-evolving landscape of copyrights, making sure our clients’ rights are secure and their property is protected. Our copyright team handles all aspects of the management of creative works and has decades of experience helping entities of all sizes implement comprehensive strategies for their valuable copyright materials.

We do more than solve legal problems. We develop long-term relationships with our clients, serving as advisors on management strategies and internal policies, and providing up-to-date legal insights on emerging copyright trends. With our extensive experience, we cover every aspect of copyright law including:

  • Securing and maintaining registrations
  • Managing copyrights
  • Maneuvering through major changes like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Copyright enforcement against technology advances and global threats
  • Negotiation, legislation, and other dispute resolution options
  • In-depth analysis and extensive validity studies
  • Critical intelligence for new ventures
  • Licensing and commercial considerations

On the front lines of a fast-changing field

Copyrights have become one of the most evolving and challenging areas of law, with creators constantly facing new threats to their protected works. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys have successfully registered thousands of copyrights nationally and globally, and regularly act across jurisdictions to manage and protect our clients’ assets. Our highly-regarded experience in copyright law, combined with our firm’s renowned business law practice, gives us unmatched capabilities in helping clients with a wide variety of copyright and intellectual property matters. We put together the ideal team from across our firm’s practice areas to ensure that every transaction is timely, thorough, and achieves client goals.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...