International Copyright Representation
Content companies often find that they can reach new markets by exploring partnerships or direct distribution outside of the United States. Cross-border copyright transactions are not new in many creative fields, such as publishing, fashion, architecture, and software and technology. The advent of the internet, however, has increased the prevalence of these transactions and the ability for many developing companies to extend their businesses overseas. It’s integral for a copyright attorney to understand the intricacies of intellectual property law practice outside of the United States, given the substantive role American content companies play worldwide.
Sen Law’s attorneys are well versed on cross-border transactions, and the issues and liabilities inherent when conducting business outside of the United States. Our lawyers have drafted and revised distribution agreements for an array of common law and civil law jurisdictions. Our attorneys have both a structural understanding of copyright in many European, Asian, South American countries, as well as affiliations with foreign counsel to assist with language issues and local formalities.
International copyright issues in litigation
Foreign copyright jurisprudence and international treaties, such as the Berne Convention, can be used to strengthen litigation arguments in United States federal courts. Our copyright litigation attorneys believe that a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of copyright law outside of the United States is necessary to the strong representation of our litigation clients domestically. Our lawyers look to jurisdictions such as England, Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada for cases to bolster our arguments on the interpretation of domestic law.
Copyright litigation issues that concern cross-border transactions have also become commonplace. Sen Law has a thorough understanding of multijurisdictional copyright questions, including the enforcement of rights domestically in works first published abroad, the territorial limitations on the Copyright Act, and importation and exportation rights. Our attorneys are prepared to counsel clients on the international protection of their works and anti-counterfeiting measures.