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

Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

Event

Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

Event

Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

Event

Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...