Nixon Vanderhye delivers a full range of copyright-related services to clients – from handling routine transactional matters to providing advice on the latest technology issues. 

Our copyright clients represent a wide range of entities, including individual writers and entertainment producers, apparel and textile companies, industrial and manufacturing companies, financial entities, food companies, universities, educational product companies, computer software companies, and game companies.

Nixon Vanderhye’s copyright services encompass:

The attorneys at Nixon Vanderhye advise clients on the use, ownership, and enforcement of copyrights. We handle copyright licenses, releases, assignments, and other transfers of ownership rights for clients.

We also provide counsel on open-source software issues and copyright issues related to software. We advise clients on how to protect their newly developed software – whether through copyright protection, patent protection, or trade secret protection.

Clearance and Registration
In addition to preparing and filing copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office, Nixon Vanderhye lawyers carefully shepherd our clients’ applications through the process.

Portfolio management
Nixon Vanderhye maintains close relationships with an extensive network of foreign copyright associates. We have decades of experience managing copyright matters in jurisdictions outside of the U.S.

Nixon Vanderhye attorneys handle searches and disputes of copyrighted material, including preparing cease and desist letters, filing infringement actions in federal court, and generating Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices. We also have the advanced technical skills required to address complex software-related copyright questions.

Customs Recordation
Nixon Vanderhye works with clients to compile extensive information for recordation of trademarks and copyrights with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and works closely with Customs agents to prevent entry of counterfeit goods.

In addition, we regularly collaborate with the Customs offices in countries around the world to prevent the export of counterfeit products from those countries.