Internet & Social Media
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is at the forefront of copyright disputes in the areas of video games, software and social media. - The Legal 500 United States, 2020
The Internet and social media provide businesses with unparalleled opportunities to promote their products and services. Our attorneys advise clients regarding legal, regulatory and policy issues presented by social media, including managing the risks that may arise from use of social media platforms, complying with applicable laws and regulations, and policing IP rights on social media. In addition, we represent clients in connection with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) issues, including safe harbors, website terms and conditions, and enforcement matters, and we handle proceedings under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Our experience in this area includes policing clients’ properties worldwide to protect their works against infringement on the Internet and other unauthorized use. We also represent clients in litigation involving infringing websites and fraudulent use of trademarks, trade names and other protected intellectual property in deceptive online practices.
Our Advertising, Marketing & Promotions attorneys review online advertising campaigns and routinely advise clients on their use of the social media influencers that have become ubiquitous in modern advertising.
We also draft and review for our clients a full range of Internet-related contracts, including website development, Internet advertising, co-branding and banner ad, co-sponsorship, and hyperlinking agreements, as well as all types of agreements relating to e-commerce.
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.