Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as photographs, computer software, manuscripts, architecture and songs. Our copyright attorneys have experience in all major areas of copyright protection and practice, including traditional print, music, art, digital content, and computer programs.

Butzel Long has extensive experience advising multinational and domestic companies on cross-border and foreign intellectual property issues. Our client are active in a myriad of industries, and we have immediate cost-efficient access to legal information and resources throughout the world.


  • Defended copyright action involving photographs
  • Asserted preemption arguments on behalf of copyright holder in infringement case
  • Asserted copyright infringement claims on behalf of the owners of copyrights associated with computer code
  • Defended collegiate licensing entity in a copright lawsuit
  • Defended surviving members of 1960's rock band in trademark and copyright infringement action against Plaintiff's heirs who sought a preliminary injunction to prevent clients from continuing to use the trademarks and copyrights relating to the band.
  • Enforced publisher's copyrights against infringer
  • Defended nonprofit organization in trademark/copyright/domain name infringement litigation
  • Copyright infringement action
  • Represented a technology consulting company in negotiations and contemplated litigation against its former client regarding breach of the parties' non-disclosure agreement and related copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets claims.
  • Represented automotive inspection company in copyright lawsuit related to car inspection software
  • Obtained summary judgment (and affirmance in the Court of Appeals) of copyright and trademark claims against national recording artist
  • Asserted breach of distributor agreement claims on behalf of licensor of copyrighted computer code
  • Represented a corporation in copyright litigation transferred to religious court
  • Copyright infringement action
  • Defended copyright action against critic
  • Copyright, trademark and trade secret action.
  • Represented employer in successfully negotiating settlement of covenant not to compete, copyright infringement, and unfair competition suit against former employees
  • Represented defendant recording artists in multi-million dollar music copyright case resulting in a "no cause" verdict.
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