Winston & Strawn has significant experience representing clients in the media, internet, and advertising sector in connection with litigation, intellectual property, and other legal services.
Notably, our intellectual property litigators have been nationally recognized for their track record of success in this industry in cases related to trademark, copyright, and patent protection. Pointing to victories for clients such as Yahoo!, Veoh Networks, Microsoft, and Google, in 2009, The American Lawyer selected our firm as one of four finalists in its IP Litigation Department of the Year survey, commenting on our prowess in this area: "While few firms can credibly argue that their litigation wins affect how we all use the Internet, Winston & Strawn can make that claim—more than once."
In addition, Winston & Strawn is one of the few large law firms in the country with a practice group dedicated to advertising, marketing, and entertainment. We have extensive experience in advertising and promotional matters for national advertisers, advertising agencies, and promotional firms, including FTC concerns; music licensing; talent contracts; rights of privacy/publicity; computer software licensing; agency relationships; advertising substantiation; National Advertising Division and network concerns, both in challenging and defending advertising matters; state attorney general actions; and sweepstakes and promotions matters.
Representative clients in this sector include: Yahoo!, Veoh Networks, Myxer, Inc., CBS Interactive, Overseet.net, CSMG Sports, Inc., and EMI Music Marketing.