James Trigg practices in the areas of trademark, copyright and entertainment law. His intellectual property experience includes litigation, licensing, trademark prosecution, and general trademark and copyright counseling. His practice has developed a particular focus on copyright and trademark issues arising in the context of the Internet, including matters implicating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, domain name disputes and social media. Mr.Trigg has represented major companies, as well as recording artists, in music copyright litigation, and he also has advised an array of entertainers and creators on domestic and international trademark and branding issues. A former professional musician, Mr. Trigg regularly draws on this background when litigating music copyright cases and in negotiating licenses both for artists and for parties desiring to use musical works in advertising and in other contexts.
Mr. Trigg was named by The Legal 500 as a “Top Regional Copyright Lawyer” in 2007 and he was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Copyright in 2011 and 2012. Mr. Trigg was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2013 and the two years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2013 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Copyright Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Trigg was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property in 2013 and the three years immediately preceding by SuperLawyers magazine. He is listed among Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" in the area of Entertainment/Sports Law. Mr. Trigg is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
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Professional & Community Activities
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Chairperson of the Southeast Chapter, Member and Trustee
Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member
University of Georgia School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Trademark and Entertainment Law