Are You Involved in an Infringement Dispute - or -
Would You Like to Register a Copyrighted Work?
Copyrights emanate from the United States Constitution, which gives Congress the power to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. In contrast to a patent, which protects an invention, a copyright protects an original work of authorship, so long as it is fixed in a tangible medium. In other words, it does not protect an idea but rather the expression of an idea.
If you are the owner of a copyrightable work, you do not simply possess a single right. Rather, you have a bundle of rights, which means there are many ways that you can establish an infringement lawsuit. On the flip-side, if you are using someone else’s copyrighted work, there are also many ways that you can get pulled into an infringement lawsuit.
Copyright reaches across many industries and mediums. Many different types of authorship may be the subject of copyright protection, such as architectural works, literary works, pictorial works, musical works, photographic works, sculptural works, computer software, dramatic works, audiovisual works, vessel hull designs, and many others. Furthermore, a work does not have to be published to be protectable; thus, even unpublished works may be the subject of copyright.
Nuances between the various rights in the copyright bundle and the law exist which can increase the complexity of these cases. However, whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, our team has the litigation experience to guide you through the complexities of a copyright claim. We have litigated copyright claims ranging from architectural works for the design of high-rise buildings and recreational facilities, to literary manuscripts, telenovelas and cartoon characters. Thus, if you have reason to believe someone has infringed your copyrights, or if you have been accused of doing so, get in touch with us to discuss how we may help.
TYPES OF COPYRIGHT MATTERS:
Application & Registration
Work for Hire Agreements
Licensing and Assignments