Copyright is a valuable form of protection that provides authors of original works the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, and prepare derivative works publicly. Copyright protects the form of expression, rather than the subject matter itself. A few examples of copyrights include plays, books, movies, song lyrics, and drawings.
Copyright registration is required to recover statutory damages and attorney's fees in an action for copyright infringement. If you've ever created something that was reproduced, copied, or posted publicly without your permission, you may be a victim of copyright infringement and have the right to take action.
Our copyright attorneys provide copyright registration, copyright infringement protection, and copyright litigation services.
Technically, any material subject to copyright is already protected without going through the official copyright registration process. However, it's worth your time to go through copyright registration. Why? There are few reasons, but mainly because it makes it easier to defend your intellectual property against copyright infringement.
Benefits of Copyright Registration:
It establishes solid evidence that holds up in court. When copyright registration is carried out before or within five years of publication, the registration establishes prima facie evidence (this is the Latin way of saying the evidence that holds up in court).
Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed, made into a derivative work, or performed without the copyright owner's permission.
If any of your creative works have been subjected to the actions above, contact us today for a free consultation to start protecting your intellectual property.
Have the rights to your copyrighted work been infringed on by any of the methods mentioned above? Whether you have strong evidence or suspicions your copyright has been violated, contact a copyright attorney to start the process of dealing with copyright infringement today.
Did you or your business receive a cease and desist letter?
If you've received a cease and desist letter for copyright infringement and need help with a business mitigation plan, it's vital to reach out to an attorney to help draft a response. Contact our expert copyright attorneys today.
Our team of copyright attorneys is highly experienced in handling copyright litigation claims. While some copyright infringement cases are handled with a cease and desist letter, sometimes copyright litigation is needed.
mjIP is based in Irvine, California and we serve clients all over Orange County. We also work with business owners and entrepreneurs in the broader Southern California region, such as Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.
Whether you need help registering a copyright, protection or defense against copyright infringement, or are looking to start the copyright litigation process, contact us today or give us a call at 949-833-7125 to book your free consultation.