Monica McCabe

Copyright Claims Board Officer

U.S. Copyright Office

Monica McCabe’s practice encompasses a wide variety of entertainment-related practice areas including copyright, trademark, contract and litigation issues. Ms. McCabe has developed client relationships in these areas and has represented record companies, media companies, apparel manufacturers and distributors, musical performers, writers, book publishers, illustrators, photographers and non-profits.


During her 25-year legal career, Ms. McCabe has directed copyright and trademark litigation including the application for emergency injunctive relief; supervised the prosecution and maintenance of hundreds of trademarks; and she has advised and represented clients regarding the protection and licensing of copyrights, trademark portfolios, and domain names.


Ms. McCabe has represented clients in numerous matters involving entertainment-related issues such as rights of publicity and privacy, breach of recording agreements, celebrity bankruptcies, and royalty disputes; she has negotiated and drafted , producer, copyright, illustrator, film (including animated film), computer software, Internet, trade secret, non-disclosure and other intellectual property agreements.


Ms. McCabe has also handled a number of high-profile entertainment-related lawsuits, including litigation regarding Prince’s guitar and copyright ownership of the Jimi Hendrix Estate.


Ms. McCabe has authored a number of articles and presentations at conferences regarding trademark, copyright and trademark issues. Monica McCabe has been selected to become a member of the International Trademark Association’s Panel of Neutrals.


Specialties: Legal specialty in all aspects of copyright, trademark, entertainment, trade dress, trade secrets law including filings, litigation, book and music publishing and recording, celebrity endorsement, royalty, web design and other internet, license, film financing, illustrator, option and other related agreements.