Emily E. Campbell
Emily E. Campbell provides strategic counsel to clients on trademarks, copyrights, internet law, and licensing. She excels in finding creative, practical ways to achieve clients' immediate and long-range business goals by applying her knowledge of intellectual property prosecution, maintenance, licensing, and enforcement strategies.
She was ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 as an "Up and Comer." Emily was also selected as an Oklahoma Rising Star in 2010, 2013, and 2015. She was recently named to the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board. In 2015, Emily received a Women in Law award from Lawyer Monthly magazine. She is the chair of Dunlap Codding's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Her work includes the comprehensive strategic management of international trademark portfolios for several multi-national companies, including prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement. She is a zealous advocate and excels at helping her clients enforce their rights, address third-party claims, and negotiate resolutions in their best interest.
On behalf of Pictometry International Corp., Emily drafted documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proceeding calling into question certain of the company’s trade secrets, copyrighted images, and copyrighted software used in its business.
Emily assisted Pictometry in winning this precedent-setting case. As a result of this litigation, copyright holders may license their intellectual property to governmental agencies knowing their federal intellectual property rights supersede the copying and distribution requirements of FOIA.
Emily is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2007. Prior to law school, she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering in December 2003 from the University of Oklahoma. She was recently named to the Advisory Board of the University of Oklahoma's School of Engineering. Emily also serves as a Board Member for the Mid Continent Geological Library (MCGL).
In addition to traditional transactional IP work associated with the filing and maintenance of trademarks and copyrights, Emily has worked on a variety of legal matters including:
- Enforcement and resolution of trademark rights for various sized businesses.
- Complex copyright filing strategies for group registrations of musical compositions and sound recordings for a record company, as well as works of the visual arts, including, mass photograph filing strategy and recommendations for an imagery company.
- Pre-Litigation and settlement of Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act claims.
- Settlement of claims against individuals targeted by mass copyright infringement lawsuits.
- Strategic analysis and counseling regarding collaborative entertainment and technology projects involving authors, musicians, corporations, as well as individuals starting new businesses.
- Preparation of opinion letters and memos regarding complex intellectual property ownership issues, including issues pertaining to derivative works of software and sound recordings, as well as chain of title disputes regarding trademark ownership and validation of trademark registrations.
- Trademark and copyright audit for an interactive company providing state of the market analysis as it pertains to soft IP, as well as analysis regarding the state of the company’s current trademark and copyright portfolio. Final analysis and recommendations included high risk initiatives and market areas, as well as identification of gaps in protection and potential infringers in the market place.
- Drafting of key intellectual property agreements including, right of publicity, license agreements, assignments, consent agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employment and termination agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, and work for hire agreements.
- Preparation of web and software development agreements, end-user agreements (EULAs), terms of service, confidentiality policies, employee and third-party use agreements, and privacy policies
- Strategic analysis and recommendations regarding copyright infringement of computer gaming concepts
- United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- University of Oklahoma, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 2003
- Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2007
- Ranked as an "Up and Comer" in the prestigious Chambers and Partners USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016
- Women in Law award, Lawyer Monthly magazine, 2015
- Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Oklahoma Rising Stars, 2010, 2013, and 2015
- "Debates Between Copyright Owners & Service Providers Feul Study by the Copyright Office," Thomson Reuters Legal Current, February 24, 2016.
- "What Every Start-Up Company Should Know About Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights, Primerus Paradigm, Fall 2014, with Elizabeth Lauderback.
- "Copyright Counsel Eager for Clarity on Fair Use for Viral Videos," Law.com, July 29, 2016, by Megan Spicer
- "Melania Trump vs. Michelle Obama: Does Copyright Law Cover Public Speeches," Inside Counsel, July 26, 2016, by Amanda Ciccatelli
- "Latest Play in Cat-and-Mouse Game May Be Winner for Warner," Bloomberg BNA, January 29, 2016, by Anandashankar Mazumdar
- "The Politicization of Music," LifeZette, October 2015, by Christian Toto
- "The Female Attorneys You Admire," Law360, March 6, 2015
- "Copyright Office Launches Inquiry Into Licensing of Photos, Illustrations," Bloomberg BNA, April 28, 2015
- 'Gotham Batmen' Softball Team Likely to Cause Confusion With DC Comics' 'Batman,' Bloomberg BNA, August 7, 2015
- Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference, "Intellectual Property," September 2016
- ALI-CLE webinar, “10 Things Every Business Should Know to Minimize Trademark Liability”
- Practice What You Preach—Don't Cheat! Copyright Law for Educators
- Member, University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Advisory Board
- Member, Mid Continent Geological Library (MCGL) Board
- Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Member, Junior League of Oklahoma City
- Emily is also one of the founding members of IgniteOKC—a community-driven networking event that connects people of diverse backgrounds and knowledge through a series of entertaining, rapidfire presentations. Emily spearheaded the formation of a steering committee to plan and execute the first IgniteOKC event in less than four months. Emily continues to be actively involved in the event as a committee member.
- Emily is an author of Dunlap Codding’s award winning and innovative intellectual property legal blog and resource center, PHOSITA