Intellectual Property Disputes

Rosenberg & Giger has a long history and extensive experience assisting the firm's clients in protecting their intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark, through consultation, negotiation and litigation. Clients in all areas of the entertainment industry control and exploit a wide range of original content, and possess other rights that are protected by copyright and trademark laws.

While Rosenberg & Giger attempts, wherever possible, to steer the firm's clients away from litigation, preferring negotiated business resolutions to litigated controversy, there are circumstances in which litigation cannot be avoided, either as the client must move quickly and aggressively to protect its rights through injunctive relief, or finds itself named as a defendant in an infringement action commenced by another party.

The firm has gained a depth of experience in litigating intellectual property disputes, particularly in the music, film, television and theatrical areas, including:

  • Copyright infringement litigation concerning sound recordings, musical compositions, literary works, motion pictures, television shows and Broadway theatrical productions
  • Claims concerning the theft or misuse of original ideas and trade secrets that may not be protected by traditional copyright or other statutory intellectual property law
  • Disputes between members of musical groups regarding the ownership of and right to use the group's name
  • Litigation involving the use of a client's name, likeness, and trademarks without license or other authorization
  • Disputes concerning copyright and trademark licensing issues

We have had the privilege of handling these sorts of complex intellectual property litigation matters for our clients against major multinational corporations, and of protecting the intellectual property rights of some of the most significant artists in virtually every area of the entertainment industry.

Effective and Efficient Representation By Experienced Intellectual Property Litigators

To talk to our team about your intellectual property issues, call our office in New York City at 646-494-5000 or send us an email.