Copyrights

Copyrights apply to a broad range of creative or intellectual works, including books, software, e-commerce, music, art work and product catalogs. Developing a comprehensive strategy on a timely basis is key.

Our attorneys are adept at counseling clients on the registration, licensing, policing, and enforcement of copyrights. Regionally and nationally, clients rely on the legal expertise of our attorneys to ensure that their creative and intellectual works are properly protected.

We understand how copyright protection frequently overlaps other forms of intellectual property protection, such as design patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and skills required to address these issues. The well-rounded expertise of our attorneys allows our firm to counsel our clients across multiple intellectual property areas to develop the best possible legal solutions.

  • Copyright Counseling & Protection
  • Copyright Litigation
  • DMCA Notifications and Counter Notifications
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Delaware IP Attorney Patricia S. Rogowski Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation // July 26, 2016
Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel joins prestigious academic legal institute. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2015 // June 16, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 Chambers & Partners USA Directory in the field of Intellectual Property law. Read more

2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner // May 21, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Patricia S. Rogowski, will be speaking at the 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner.  Read more

11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Frederick A. Tecce, and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as six of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Named a Top IP Law Firm by Forbes // May 4, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased and honored to announce that Forbes magazine has recognized it as a top IP law firm in the Forbes Legal Black Book created by Forbes Business Division. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named 2015 ‘IP Stars’ // April 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Alan S. Nadel and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named 2015 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property issues worldwide.  Read more

PTAB Rules in favor of BBiTV against Hawaiian Telcom // April 1, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of its client Broadband iTV, Inc. (“BBiTV”).  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Associate Bridget Labutta // February 20, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of the firm’s newest associate attorney, Bridget H. Labutta. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Ranked Among 2015 'Best Law Firms' // November 3, 2014
U.S. News has named Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a 2015 Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm." and was specifically mentioned nationally and in the Philadelphia metropolitan area for Intellectual Property. Read more

Subject Matter Conflicts in IP // October 2, 2014
John Steele, Esq., will give a presentation on Subject Matter Conflicts in IP. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Panitch Schwarze Opens New Location in Delaware // September 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington, Delaware office. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Announces New Location in Delaware // August 25, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington office at the Applied Bank Center, 2200 Concord Pike, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19803.  Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2015 // August 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2014 // July 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Directory for the field of Intellectual Property. Read more

Inequitable Conduct: A Recap of Therasense and Subsequent CAFC Decisions // June 26, 2014
Summer Associate William Kaufmann will give a presentation on Inequitable Conduct. Lunch will be provided. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

Australian and New Zealand Patent Law // May 14, 2014
Matt Adams, Partner with AJ Park in New Zealand, will hold a presentation on various updates in New Zealand and Australian patent law. Lunch will be served. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Patricia Rogowski Joins IP Firm To Build Delaware Office // February 12, 2014
Philadelphia law firm hires Patricia Smink Rogowski, as a partner to build their Wilmington, Delaware office. Pat has over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Partner Patricia Smink Rogowski // February 5, 2014
Patricia Smink Rogowski has joined Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a partner with over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and in appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Ranked Among 2014 'Best Law Firms' // November 1, 2013
U.S. News has named Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a 2014 Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm." and was specifically mentioned nationally and in the Philadelphia metropolitan area for Intellectual Property. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2014 // August 15, 2013
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. In addition, Ronald L. Panitch was named the 'Best Lawyers' 2014 Philadelphia Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year." Read more

IP Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Speaks at Law Review CLE // April 25, 2011
Alan S. Nadel, a Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP was a speaker at the LawReviewCle’s “Introduction to Copyright, Trademark & other Intellectual Property Law CLE” on March 31, 2011, at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Read more

From The Blog

July 7, 2016
What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?
By Martin G. Belisario and Bridget H. Labutta As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the “Brexit.” Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate... Read more

April 15, 2016
How to Respond to a DMCA Takedown Notice
By Patricia S. Rogowski, Esq. So, you’ve received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice. What do you do now? Any company with a website or a blog knows the power of content. Blog posts, photographs, videos, infographics and more are vital components of today’s digital economy – an economy that seems based on the... Read more

January 7, 2016
3 Top IP Moments of 2015
By Fred Tecce, Esq. It’s that time of year when seemingly every blog and online publication posts year-end “listicles,” and, for better or worse, we are no exception. It’s more difficult for us, though, because as engineers and intellectual property attorneys, we prefer objective analysis. “Biggest,” “best,” and other superlatives are invariably laden with subjective... Read more

November 12, 2015
Prince vs. the ‘Dancing Baby’: the Evolution of ‘Fair Use’
By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Your IP attorneys have discovered a video on YouTube of a baby dancing while your – copyrighted – music plays in the background. The legal team quickly dispatches a takedown notice, claiming infringement. That’s a common practice under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), as artists, writers, photographers, and... Read more

October 22, 2015
When Others Can Use Your Copyrighted Material For Free: Understanding ‘Fair Use’
By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Most artists, including photographers, writers, musicians, and more, make a living by selling the artistic works they create. Copyright protection gives these artists the exclusive, legally enforceable right to the use of that material. That control, however, is not absolute, and we receive many questions from artists who are concerned... Read more

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