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.

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  • 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

August 19, 2021
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‘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.

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May 20, 2021
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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
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‘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
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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.

July 9, 2015
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Jackson Walker Attorneys Chair the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA

On July 1, 2015, Emilio Nicolas was named Chair of the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, as Stacy Allen became Immediate Past-Chair. Emilio is also a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA.

June 22, 2015

Jackson Walker Hosts Copyright Society of the USA Texas Chapter Meeting

Jackson Walker is pleased to host the next meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. The meeting is scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. CST on July 8, 2015, at Jackson Walker’s Austin office, and is co-sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA and the Austin Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section.

June 18, 2015
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Emilio B. Nicolas Elected to the Copyright Society of the USA Board of Trustees

Jackson Walker attorney Emilio B. Nicolas was elected to serve as a Trustee for the Copyright Society of the USA.

November 12, 2014

Managing Your Online Content and Website

By Shannon Zmud Teicher & Carl C. Butzer | Today, even Elvis has a Facebook page, Instagram and Google+ accounts, a Twitter handle, a Pinterest Board, and a mobile app. The Internet and the mobile electronic world have become the primary tools that entertainers, and artists of every kind, use to share and promote their works.

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