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

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

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Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

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Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...

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Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Event

Ken Rubinstein to Present at Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch

2019 AIA A133 CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price – Updates You Should Be Aware Of Ken Rubinstein will present an update on the provisions and implications of the new AIA form...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...