Joint or Co-Ownership in Copyright and Protecting IP Rights: Assignment, Licensing, Transfer, and Standing to Sue
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine co-ownership of a copyright, discuss the impact of recent federal appellate court decisions, and offer best practices to protect ownership rights.
- Establishing Co-Ownership
- Sufficiency of authorship
- Derivative works
- Transfer of rights & work for hire
- Foreign works
- Rights of Co-owners
- Rights to commercially exploit the copyright
- Right / standing to sue for infringement
- Divisibility questions: When is co-owner consent required?
- Disputes between co-owners
- Termination Rights
- Due diligence to determine ownership/Best practices
The panel will review these and other relevant questions:
- What happens when a subdivided interest in a copyright is itself co-owned?
- What rights does each co-owner have in the copyright?
- What steps should counsel and copyright owners take to protect the copyright interest?
Stephen M. Doniger, Esq.
Doniger / Burroughs
Mr. Doniger focuses on business disputes in general and intellectual property in particular, representing... | Read More
Mr. Doniger focuses on business disputes in general and intellectual property in particular, representing photographers, authors, fine artists, and clients in the marketing, fashion, entertainment, real estate and hospitality industries. Over his 25 years of practice, Mr. Doniger has established an impressive litigation record, particularly in the handling of copyright and trademark disputes. He currently serves as counsel for American Photographic Artists, and works with the Coalition of Visual Artists to, inter alia, advance the rights of artists through the promotion of legislative and other avenues. He has been a featured speaker on IP topics for CSUSA, The California Lawyers Association, APA, California Lawyers for the Arts, USC’s Law School and Marshall School of Business, the Art Institute, and many other groups. He has been featured and quoted in many other articles on IP and business topics, and has been retained as an expert witness in copyright infringement prosecution.Close
Randy M. Friedberg
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
Mr. Friedberg is a member of the firm’s business department. As a seasoned intellectual property attorney, he has... | Read More
Mr. Friedberg is a member of the firm’s business department. As a seasoned intellectual property attorney, he has advised clients and businesses of all sizes for over 30 years on trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising, internet and cyber issues, rights of privacy and publicity, entertainment law, and general corporate and litigation matters. With a particular focus on entertainment and media companies, including advertising and marketing agencies, Mr. Friedberg often provides counsel on protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights – routinely finding creative solutions to highly technical and complex issues. He has represented a broad range of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, non-profits, energy and financial services. Mr. Friedberg is a frequent author and speaker on navigating issues related to intellectual property.Close
Scott J. Sholder
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard
Mr. Sholder’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in entertainment, media and... | Read More
Mr. Sholder’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in entertainment, media and intellectual property law. He represents and advises clients across various industries in copyright, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, right-of-publicity, domain name, and commercial disputes. Past notable matters have included representing a major television network in a contract and copyright dispute and representing hair care product manufacturers in a false advertising dispute.Close