Copyright

At Haynes and Boone, we have long been aware of the value of copyright protection, and the potent remedies available in copyright litigation. Our extensive copyright skills have been honed through experience and commitment. We have protected and enforced our clients’ copyrighted works for decades, including computer code and interfaces, famous characters and well-known logos, apparel and shoe designs, and written and artistic works. We regularly are asked to handle matters regarding evolving technologies, including software, Internet materials, advertisements and broadcast transmissions. Our lawyers establish and manage enforcement programs for clients, and help them maximize their intellectual property protection through effective use of copyrights.

We have successfully represented clients in key copyright trial and appellate venues in Texas, New York and California, as well as numerous other trial and appellate courts around the country.

Copyright

IP

New Law: Federal Circuit Finds Ban On Scandalous/Immoral Trademarks Unconstitutional

The Federal Circuit issued its opinion in In re: Brunetti, the first major decision analyzing Lanham Act Section 2(a) in the wake of the decision in Matal v. Tam. In Tam, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a Federal Circuit en banc decision striking down the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “disparaging” trademarks. As was largely expected, the Court relied heavily on Tam to hold that a closely related provision prohibiting registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks also could not survive First Amendment scrutiny.

ZeniMax

Haynes and Boone Helped Win Jury Verdict Named Nation’s Largest in 2017

A federal jury verdict that Haynes and Boone helped win for clients ZeniMax Media Inc. and idSoftware has been recently named the nation’s largest jury verdict of 2017 by VerdictSearch.

Intellectual Property

The IP Beacon

The Intellectual Property Law Year in Review 2017-2018

The Haynes and Boone Intellectual Property Practice Group is pleased to highlight our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year in this special edition year in review.

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