Copyrights have application to a wide array of business situations, such as by way of example, computer programming, images and text present on promotional material and websites, manuals, papers and presentations, sound recordings, performances, and derivative works.
Stein IP attorneys have counseled on whether there is a need for filing of a copyright, and the interaction with patents and trademarks in a variety of fields, including music, software programs, designs
Filing of Copyrights in the U.S. Copyright Office
Assessing potential infringement of copyrights both from the standpoint of the copyright holder and from the standpoint of the potential infringer;
Preparing Copyright Opinions and assisting clients in licensing of their copyrighted works
Representing clients involved in Copyright Infringement matters in the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Customs Service, and Arbitration Hearings
While copyright protection comes into existence when a creative work has been affixed to a tangible medium, having a federal copyright registration provides the owner with an array of advantages over owners who do not possess a copyright registration.
Issues related to enforcement to prevent acts of infringement, settlement, and authorship become more complex and more contestable without a registration.
Plus, statutory damages that come with a federal copyright registration can be very effective in achieving a positive result against a third party.
The attorneys of Stein IP can clearly set forth the options, and counsel you through the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action.