As part of our Software & Copyrights practice, we provide copyright protection services.
Copyright is often thought of as a protection given to “creative” individuals (authors, musicians, photographers, artists, etc.). However, exclusive rights provided under copyright law can have tremendous value for businesses across nearly all industries. Our copyright attorneys assist with protecting unique works through copyright registration and copyright protection.
Copyright Prosecution & Counseling
By crafting both a short-term and long-term strategy, our IP attorneys assist clients in maximizing the value of their copyrightable works. Copyrightable works include, for example:
We provide assistance with securing, retaining, and enforcing clients’ exclusive rights in their copyrighted works, as well as with preparing and prosecuting copyright applications for a variety of genres to ensure copyright protection.
Although copyright registration typically is a legal formality to make a public record of the copyrighted work, federal registration for works of a U.S. origin may be necessary to file a lawsuit in court for copyright infringement. Copyright prosecution and the ability to recover statutory damages and attorneys' fees will likely depend on the timing of registration. Additionally, copyright registration may allow the owner of a copyright to record the work with the U.S. Customs Service in order to protect against the importation or exportation of potentially infringing copies.
Other forms of Copyright Protection
In addition to copyright registration, our intellectual property attorneys also assist with protection of unique, creative copyrights works through:
Agreements and Contracts
Due Diligence Reviews
Monitoring for Infringement
Cease and Desist Letters
Social Media Monitoring and Enforcement
Best Practices Counseling
Copyright Litigation (Prosecution as well as Defense)
Additional Insights Regarding Copyright Registration
For more information on copyright registration legal issues, see our Legal Insights and Industry Solutions pages. Our copyright attorneys also provide a Flat Fee Copyright Application Option, to help with budgeting legal fees in registration.