Protecting Innovation, Technology, and the Arts

Copyrights – What Sets Us Apart?

We offer a full suite of copyright services including copyright strategy and planning, copyright registration, copyright infringement opinions, and licensing.

It is likely that you will find these services offered at other firms. So, what sets us apart?

• We are artists ourselves. We understand the personal and emotional tie between artists and their work.

• Strategy – We understand patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret law. The various intellectual property protections intersect and diverge to provide different types of protections. However, misuse of one form of intellectual property can sometimes adversely affect another form of intellectual property. We can help you craft strategies that integrate one or more protections to best serve your needs.

• We can help integrate copyright protection into your business plan, whether it be for computer software, artistic design features of your commercial products, or other artistic works of authorship.

• We can help with licensing, negotiating contracts, negotiating rights such as reversion rights and other matters.

 

Copyrights 101

A Copyright protects an “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. For example, a copyright can be obtained in a computer program, writing, sculpture, painting/image creation, recording, performance, or other creative work. In this regard, a copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter of the expression itself.