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

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Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

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How to Avoid Misclassifying Your Employees Under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

What criteria are necessary to classify someone as an independent contractor and how can employers avoid misclassification and the repercussions that come with it? In this article, Preti Flaherty attorney and Mainebiz guest columnist John...

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Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Escalation Clause: An escape from the price-spike trap

Anyone in real estate development would have to be living under a rock not to know about skyrocketing lumber and material prices in the “post”-pandemic world. Pre-pandemic, the average cost for 1,000 board feet...

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Maine’s Exemption Laws Are Changing

In March of this year, Representative Denise Tepler (D. Topsham) introduced “An Act To Increase the Value of Property Exempt from Attachment and Execution,” LD 737, which sought to dramatically change Maine’s exemption scheme. ...

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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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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys to our Boston, Massachusetts, office: Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes. Angelica joins the firm as an Associate in our Environmental Practice...

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The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman Assist with Amicus Brief in Defense of Maine's Anti-SLAPP Law

Serving as counsel for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and 14 other news media organizations, Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund Schutz and Alexandra Harriman filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court a...

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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...