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  1. Copyright: 80%
    36 years
  2. Licensing: 10%
    36 years
  3. Trademark: 10%
    36 years



Hourly ($275-1025/hour), contingent (36-42%)

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  • Michael Andrew Kahn

    I endorse this lawyer. James is an excellent advocate for his copyright owners. He knows the law, he aggressively and effectively represents his client, and he gets good results for them.


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  • Steven E. Waldinger

    James is a hard working, intelligent and skilled adversary. He is highly professional. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

The Intellectual Property Group PC

1050 30th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007

The Intellectual Property Group PC

1440 Broadway
23rd Floor
New York, NY, 10018



NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
DCActive 198107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CertificateNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1997
Semi Final Moot Court Judge, Van Vleck Moot Court CompetitionThe National Law Center, The George Washington University1997
Semi Final Moot Court Judge, Van Vleck Moot Court CompetitionThe National Law Center, The George Washington University1996
Quarter Final Moot Court Judge, Van Vleck Moot Court CompetitionThe National Law Center, The George Washington University1995
Pro Bono Legal ServicesWashington Area Lawyers for the Arts1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerThe Intellectual Property Group PC1981 - Present
APA DelegateInternational Federation of Reprographic Rights Organizations2013 - 2014
Senior PartnerGoldfarb & Silverberg2005 - 2007
Adjunct FacultyAmerican University Masters In Arts Administration1997 - 1997
Professor of LawWashington College Of Law1995 - 1997
Adjunct ProfessorVirginia Commonwealth University1987 - 1992
Legal SpecialistUnited States Deparment Of Justice Commercial Litigation Branch1979 - 1981
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office For The District Of Columbia1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society for Collective Rights LicensingGeneral Counsel2016 - Present
Academic Intellectual Property AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
White House News Photographers AssociationGeneral Counsel2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law SectionMember1998 - Present
IFFRO International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organizations, Brussels, BelguimInternational Delegate2013 - 2014
American Institute of Graphic Arts/Washington, D.C.Legal Counsel / Founding Member1983 - 1985
Lawyers Comittee for the Arts / Washington D.C.Director1980 - 1982
Artamerica CorporationPresident1980 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robert Kaufman Company, Inc. v. Ashford Textiles, LLCSee Docket
Casacci v. Kacalski & HannonSee Docket
Johnson Godsy v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLCSee Docket
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Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Register Vol.80, no, 110Mass Digitization Pilot Program2015
78 Federal Register 13094Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Response to Third Request for Comments2013
www.loc.govProposal For Orphan Works Legislation2013
www.loc.govAPA Policy Statement On Resale Royalty Right2012
The Landing CorporationLegal Forms For Professional Designers1997
The Landing CorporationDesign Studio Management1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
State University of New York, College at PurchaseCritical TheoryBA - Bachelor of Arts/Honors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Society of Animal Artists, Bennington Arts Center/Bennington, VermontCopyright2013
EP & APANW @ Seattle Central Creative Academy, Seattle, WashingtonPhotography and Social Media2013
APA Los Angeles @ Venice Arts, Venice, CaliforniaCopyright2013
APA Miami @ Carousel Studios, Miami, FloridaCopyright2012
APA NY @ School of Visual Arts, New York, NYCopyright2011
APA Denver @ Redline Gallery, Denver ColoradoCopyright2011
FOTOWEEK @ The Philips CollectionCopyright2010
American Society of Magazine Photographers, Washington, D.C.Copyright2007
SURTEX, New York, NYCopyright Infringement, Protecting Your Art & Design2005
SURTEX New York, NYLicensing2005
Multicom '95, Washington, DCElectronic Rights for Creative Professionals2005
MULTICOM '94, Washington, DCElectronic Rights for Creative Professionals2004
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MDCopyright1997
American Center for Design, Chicago, IllinoisCopyright Litigation1997
Washington College of Law, Washington, DCFinancing Motion Pictures1996
Ameican Institute of Graphic Arts and Graphic Artist Guild, Washington, DCContracts & Copyrights1996
Washington Independent Writers, Washington, DCContracts & Copyrights1995
Multicom '95, Washington, DCElectronic Rights For Creative Professionals1995
North Carolina State University, Durham, North CarolinaCopyright1992
Washington Area Musician's Association and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Washington, DCNegotiating Recording Contracts1990
WALA @ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DCNegotiating Book Publishing Agreements1990
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VirginiaContracts & Coprights1990
Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MarlandLegal Aspects of Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) Organizations1989
The George Washington University, Washington, DCBook Publishing Agreements1987
Northern Virginia Community CollegeThe Work For Hire Doctrine1984