copyright registration

Taft Chicago Intellectual Property attorneys Adam Wolek and Rashad Simmons contributed, “A District Court Split on Curing Copyright Timing Defects,” to Law360 on Aug. 15. The article discusses the differing opinions of district courts on whether parties can file copyright suits before the copyright registration is issued. Read the full article here.

Wolek protects

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a long-standing split among the circuits, making it impossible to sue for copyright infringement if the copyright is not registered. The Supreme Court held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until “registration has been made,” and clarified that “registration has been made”