Williams Mullen attorneys help clients protect materials that can be copyrighted including: literary works, musical works, artwork, motion pictures, architectural works and computer programs. Our attorneys understand the nuances of copyright law. The right advice can truly make a difference to a client looking to profit from their work.

Williams Mullen attorneys help clients protect materials that can be copyrighted including: literary works, musical works, artwork, motion pictures, architectural works and computer programs. Our attorneys understand the nuances of copyright law. The right advice can truly make a difference to a client looking to profit from their work.

We help clients with:

  • Negotiating license agreements to protect a client’s copyright
  • The acquisition, license, transfer and clearance of copyrighted works
  • Litigating copyright claims
  • National Retailer of Discount Variety Goods 

Defended national discount retailer against claims of copyright, trade dress, and patent infringement.Internationally Known Record
 

  • Producer 

Acted as lead counsel in copyright infringement action in New York City federal court. Case settled under confidential terms. 
 

  • Corporate Officer of National SaaS Billing Integration Solution Provider 
Defended corporate officer against claims that Williams Mullen's client and his wife, both former employees of the Plaintiff, had stolen software code and other trade secrets and used them in the development of SaaS products. Damages claimed were in excess of $12,000,000 with potential for trebling.
 
  • SaaS Provider of Telecommunications Cost Containment Solution 
Following the settlement of a large business tort/copyright infringement/ trade secrets case in the "Rocket Docket" of the Eastern District of Virginia, Williams Mullen was engaged to represent a software company in interpreting and complying with the terms of the settlement agreement arising out of a previous lawsuit. Williams Mullen advised the company of the steps that it would need to take to comply with and on interpretation of the settlement agreement and also worked with the company during the audit period, when the company's software source code and databases were checked for compliance per the settlement agreement. Williams Mullen also defended the company in enforcing the settlement during a second mediation session.