Andrew Pequignot focuses his practice on copyright, trademark, and entertainment matters for technology and media companies. He has litigation, transactional, and counseling experience in diverse areas such as music licensing, fair use, safe harbors under the DMCA, anti-circumvention, software, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, First Amendment, and rights of privacy and publicity. His experience includes negotiating and drafting a wide variety of agreements, including intellectual property licenses and entertainment contracts.
Andrew is a frequent writer and speaker and has lectured at Emory University and Georgia State University on topics including the DMCA, fair use, and the First Amendment. He has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by SuperLawyers magazine (2012, 2013) and as one of the “Legal Elite” in Intellectual Property by Georgia Trend magazine (2012).
Professional & Community Activities
Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions for Copyright Cases, Drafting Committee (2011-2012)
State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Chair of Copyright Committee (2012-2013)
Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Southeast Chapter, Co-Chair (2011-2013)
Bleckley Inn of Court, Barrister (2012-2013)