The ways in which content is created, consumed, and shared continue to transform, complicating the issues and implications involved with protecting music, films, photographs, visual artwork, software, and other works of authorship. Jackson Walker attorneys help clients ranging from individuals and small startups to Fortune 500 companies navigate all types of copyright-related issues, from the identification and registration of rights to the handling and resolution of disputes.

  • Advise on copyright ownership, infringement, and rights management issues
  • Registration of copyrights and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) designated agents
  • Negotiate and draft various copyright agreements, including work made for hire agreements, copyright transfers/assignments, copyright license agreements, and copyright mortgage agreements
  • Assist clients with clearing applicable rights in various works
  • Counsel clients on copyright exceptions and exemptions, including fair use and public domain

2024 Chambers Intellectual Property

June 6, 2024

Intellectual Property Group Recognized in Chambers USA Guide, With Brian Prewitt and Shannon Zmud Teicher Ranked Individually

Jackson Walker has been ranked as a top firm for its Intellectual Property practice in the Chambers USA Guide released on June 6, 2024. In addition, partners Shannon Zmud Teicher and Brian Prewitt both ranked among the top intellectual property attorneys in Texas.

August 21, 2023
Speaking Engagements

Emilio Nicolas and Chandler Stephens to Present on Digital Millennium Copyright Act at Dallas Bar Association August CLE

Emilio Nicolas and Chandler Stephens are scheduled to present “An Introduction to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: What IP Practitioners Need to Know,” a Dallas Bar Association CLE program that discusses how key considerations in the DMCA address impact copyright litigation in the digital age.

Music studio with Jackson Walker logo

March 28, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Emilio Nicolas to Introduce Roundtable Discussion on the Copyright Royalty Board

Emilio B. Nicolas has organized a free, one-hour virtual roundtable discussion hosted by the ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee titled “An Overview and Update on Recent Copyright Royalty Board Rate Proceedings.”

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

Emilio Nicolas with Jackson Walker logo

May 20, 2021
Speaking Engagements

Emilio Nicolas Moderates Panel on the New CASE Act and Copyright Claims Board

During a one-hour virtual roundtable hosted by the ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Emilio Nicolas moderated a discussion titled “The CASE Act: What You Need to Know About the New Copyright Small Claims Board.”

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

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March 16, 2021

New EU High Court Decision Hits Close to Home: Latest Developments in Embedded Image Copyright Cases

By Emilio Nicolas | Embedding an image online without permission could violate EU copyright law, says the EU’s high court in a decision issued on March 9, 2021.

November 6, 2020
Attorney News

Eric Wong Chairs Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA

Eric Wong has been selected to serve as Chair of the Texas Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)—a position previously held by fellow Jackson Walker attorneys Stacy Allen and Emilio Nicolas.

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