Copyright Litigation & Counseling

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This team has real expertise in copyright law and consistently apply winning strategies. - The Legal 500 United States, 2023

Our lawyers have been engaged in some of the most important fair use cases of the last decade and are deeply involved in the questions of copyrightability and the scope of copyright protection in software. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in handling high-profile matters involving copyright law, and were centrally involved in myriad ground-breaking circuit court cases such as Fox v. TVEyes (copyright fair use), Rentmeester v. Nike (copyright substantial similarity) and Oracle v. Google (copyrightability of software), and high-profile district court victories such as Warner Bros. and Rowling v. RDR Books (copyright/fair use) and Shepard Fairey v. Associated Press (copyright fair use).

Kirkland provides a one-stop shop for all copyright, trademark, internet and social media, and false advertising needs, and we manage these practices as an integrated whole. For more information, please see our Copyright, Trademark, Internet & Advertising (CTIA) brochure.

Tier 1 for Copyright

The Legal 500 United States, 2017–2023

Tier 1 for Copyright

IP Stars, 2013–2023

National Tier 1 Copyright Practice

Chambers USA, 2022–2023