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Briggs and Morgan helps our clients identify their copyright protected works and implement strategies to protect and maximize their value. From traditional works of authorship, such as photos and music, to cutting edge areas such as interactive media and social networking, Briggs can guide you through the process of copyright registration, enforcement and risk avoidance. Our copyright services include:

  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright licenses and agreements
  • Copyright enforcement and litigation
  • Software Licenses and Agreements
  • Artistic and Literary Works
  • Architectural Works
  • Vessel Hull Designs
  • Multimedia Works
  • Right of Publicity Claims

Briggs prides itself on providing experience comparable to large costal firms at Midwest prices and Midwest client responsiveness. Briggs’ copyright lawyers have been recognized by their peers as “Top 40 Intellectual Property” lawyers, Intellectual Property “Super Lawyers,” and Minnesota Attorneys of the Year, and serve as thought leaders in the nation’s premier intellectual property groups. A sampling of our recent representative experience includes:

  • Obtaining copyright registration for multiple computer software and multimedia projects
  • Obtaining dismissal of copyright infringement claims against international toy manufacturer’s key product line
  • Obtaining dismissal of copyright infringement and counterfeit claims brought by Fortune 500 computer networking company
  • Successfully prosecuting copyright infringement claim involving software program for identifying disease risks.
  • Successfully prosecuting copyright infringement claims against large international publishing company
  • Successfully defended nationwide jewelry retailer from copyright infringement claims involving jewelry design
  • Successfully prosecuting architectural copyright infringement claim against townhome developer
  • Successfully defended California Right of Publicity Claim


IntellectualIP is a Briggs and Morgan and University of Minnesota Law School – Educational Co-Sponsor blog.  It’s intended to provide practical information concerning U.S. and international intellectual property law. Opinions expressed on this blog do not reflect University of Minnesota support or endorsement of Briggs and Morgan or of any other non-university entity cited or linked to on this site.