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Copyright Law Under a Microscope – Doniger / Burroughs Prosecutes Claim for Renowned Photographer

Venice, CA –  Doniger / Burroughs has filed a federal action on behalf of acclaimed technical photographer Andrew Leonard. The firm filed the action against a high-profile plastic surgeon that engaged in the unauthorized use of Mr. Leonards’ groundbreaking electron microscope photo of a human stem cell. This plastic surgeon exploited Mr. Leonard’s proprietary photograph without his authorization to market her “stem cell facelift” procedure, and violated the Copyright Act in the process.

Upon filing the case, firm partner Stephen M. Doniger said: “Every photographer has a right to control the use of his or her work. Even microscopic subject matter can result in a serious and substantial claim.”

Mr. Leonard is represented by Stephen M. Doniger and Howard S. Han of Doniger / Burroughs.

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    Doniger / Burroughs is California’s premier fashion, art, entertainment, and technology law boutique. The firm has resolved more than 1,000 disputes over the almost 20 years it has been in existence, and has represented all manner of individuals and businesses in the creative industries. Its lawyers have extensive state and federal court experience, and hail from well-regarded law schools. The firm has been on the forefront of cutting-edge copyright law, appearing often before judges, juries, and the Courts of Appeal. It has tried more copyright infringement cases than virtually any other firm over the last 5-10 years, and has obtained for its clients numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

    The firm is committed to representing artists and content creators, and enforcing intellectual property rights. It has litigated successfully against many of the nation’s largest retailers, film and television studios, web sites, and news organizations. Its partners speak and write often on art and copyright law issues, and devote significant time and resources to ensuring a level playing field for those responsible for the creation of art and content.