Connie assists clients with copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement. We are experienced with the filing and review procedures of the United States Copyright Office. We also prosecute copyright infringement matters, including issues of fair use and unfair competition. In all cases, we advise as to both the protection and ownership of intellectual property and as to the risks and benefits relevant to various options to enforce ownership, from filing suit to mediation. We consult on all areas concerning securing protection and ownership of ideas, concepts, and creative works in all areas such as computer and internet, all art disciplines (literary, visual art, performing arts), media, technology, trade secrets, employment contracts, and independent contractor agreements. Our services include:
- Copyright Advice
- Copyright Registration
- Licensing, transfer and assignments
- Copyright ownership disputes
- Work-made-for-hire agreements
- Collaboration and joint ownership Agreements
- Internet and digital distribution Agreements
- International Copyright
- Copyrights & Estate Planning
What is a Copyright?
Copyright law protects original, creative expression. Copyright law protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. The fixation may be communicated with the aid of a machine or device, such as a computer. Copyrightable works include the following categories: literary works, musical works, including any accompanying words, dramatic works, including any accompanying music, pantomimes and choreographic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, sound recordings, architectural works, and computer programs.
Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?
A copyright protects works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks.
A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.
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