Heather Smith-Carra

Heather Smith-Carra

Heather Smith-Carra is an attorney with Banner Witcoff located in their Washington DC Office. She focuses her practice on the preparation and the prosecution of trademark and copyright matters. She previously worked as a research intern for the IP video game blog PatentArcade.com, where she researched, analyzed, and summarized intellectual property litigations focusing on patent, trademark, and copyright law. In addition, she previously held multiple roles at the firm including patent and trademark prosecution paralegal and trademark law clerk.

For more information or to contact Ms. Smith-Carra, please visit her Firm Profile Page.

Posts by Heather Smith-Carra

No DMCA safe harbor for Cox’s 13-strike policy for terminating repeat infringers

On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in the case, BMG Rights Management LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc. The …
By Heather Smith-Carra
1 year ago 5

DMCA 2017: 9th Cir. decides safe harbor, anti-circumvention cases

In 2017, there were several noteworthy decisions relating to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Specifically, the Ninth Circuit addressed two separate cases, one dealing with safe harbor …
By Heather Smith-Carra
1 year ago 0

Video Game Companies Seek DMCA Exemption for Online Video Game Preservation

Every three years the U.S. Copyright Office analyzes whether to revise and/or renew the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anti-circumvention provision. The latest triennial rulemaking …

5 ways companies can stay in compliance with DMCA

Understanding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has become increasingly important for companies that want to protect their digital content. The DMCA was created primarily as a …
By Heather Smith-Carra
2 years ago 0