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 2018, 2019 and 2020 and also in 2015 and the four years immediately preceding. Mr. Trigg was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trademark Law in 2021 and the ten years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2013, 2020 and 2021 "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 2020 and the ten years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed among Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" in the area of Entertainment/Sports Law. He was named an "IP Star" in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Mr. Trigg was listed in the 2020 and the six immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. He is a recipient of the 2014 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Intellectual Property – Copyright category for Georgia from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO). Mr. Trigg is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
He is a recipient of Lexology's 2014 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Intellectual Property - Copyright category for Georgia, and he is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
The firm represented numerous trademark owners in domain name dispute actions arising under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Representative reported decisions include: (1) The Weather Channel v. Versata Software, Inc., WIPO Case No. D2009-0548 (June 23, 2009) (secured transfer of domain name <weatherchannelkids.com>); (2) Arizona Bd. of Regents v. DNS Admin, Nevis Domains, WIPO Case No. D2008-1543 (Dec. 9, 2008) (secured transfer of domain name <arizonawildcats.com>); (3) Willis v. NetHollywood, WIPO Case No. D2004-1030 (Feb. 17, 2004) (secured transfer of domain name <alleewillis.com>); (4) Federal Cartridge Co. v. Madmouse Communications, WIPO Case No. D2001-0756 (secured transfer of domain names <federalcartridge.net> and <federalcartridge.org>); and (5) Chef America, Inc. v. Murray, WIPO Case No. D2000-1481 (Feb. 13, 2001) (secured transfer of domain name <hot-pockets.com>).
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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1992)
Princeton University, A.B. (1988)
New York (2020)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Supreme Court of Georgia
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Member and Former Chairperson of the Southeast Chapter
International Trademark Association, Member
University of Georgia School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Trademark and Entertainment Law
Art Papers, Board Member
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