Copyrights: Protection for Original Works
Copyright protection stems directly from the U.S. Constitution itself and is a powerful tool for protecting your creative works. Copyright can be obtained for works that exist both in the real-world and digitally.
Protection of Your Rights via Copyrights
A properly executed and filed copyright allows you – the copyright holder – a series of enumerated rights. For example, you have the sole and exclusive right to display your work publicly and make copies. Perhaps most importantly, a copyright gives you the power to enforce those rights. When a person or company infringes on your copyright one of our attorneys can help you determine enforcement strategies, including litigation.
Our team of legal professionals takes the time to get to know your business’s needs and goals and to help ensure that your business has the hedge of protection a copyright registration affords. For our clients, sometimes this means being proactive and advising what of your creative efforts should have a copyright registration. Additionally, our attorneys provide opinions on fair use, infringement, ownership and title, and security interests, and we advise clients regarding enforcement of their copyrights and of their rights to use the works of others.
Registration of Your Copyright
While it is not necessary to do anything to obtain a copyright, it is necessary to register a copyright to ensure it receives full legal protection. Our professionals can register your works or will walk you through the steps so you can complete the process on your own if desired.
Benefits of Registration
Although registration is not mandatory for copyright protection, it is highly recommended. We have seen time and time again where copyrights have helped protect some of a business’ more important assets.
- For U.S. works, registration is a requirement for bringing a copyright infringement claim; i.,e., you can’t sue somebody unless you have an actual registration
- Registration can allow a copyright owner to recover statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs in a successful lawsuit, depending on when the application is filed
- Registration can provide assistance and protection against the importation of infringing works
Copyright Services We Offer
In addition to registration, our firm offers a full spectrum of copyright services, including:
- Copyright Enforcement
- Copyright Litigation
- Copyright Portfolio Management
- Copyright Counseling
- Copyrights Assignments and Licensing
We have your business venture covered, no matter your copyright needs.
Let Us Help You With Your First Application, and if We Can, We’ll Teach You How to Apply on Your Own
At the Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C., we are most interested in how we can help you. We understand that your time is valuable, and we won’t waste any of it. Instead, we will educate you on the process and how it is beneficial for you. Also, should any questions or problems with your copyright arise, we will be there to advocate your interests and, if necessary, litigate for your rights. Contact us today.