WB Mills’ copyright attorneys help clients understand their rights under the U.S. Copyright Act and defend against allegations of Infringement. Copyright registration protects the author or owner of a creative work from unauthorized use or copying of said creative work “including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.” See U.S. Copyright Office FAQ. These “certain other intellectual works” include for example, software source code, website content, textile design, advertising, photographs, paintings and musical recordings. Registration of a Copyright is an important first step to protecting against infringement allegations. There are several advantages to registering a copyright early. Contact us to discuss how we may help you to protect your copyrights or defend you against allegations of infringement.
WB Mills attorneys assist clients with the following issues relating to copyright law:
- Copyright Infringement Litigation
- Copyright Licensing
- Copyright Registration
Copyright Infringement Litigation
We represent businesses, entrepreneurs and artrists in copyright litigation to enforce their rights under the U.S. Copyright Act. We also represent businesses, entrepreneurs and artrists who have been sued or have received a letter demanding that they cease and desist from using an alleged copyrighted Work. There are several defenses that a defendant may raise against allegations of copyright infringement, including without limitation, fair use, independent creation and equitable defenses. Copyright law can be complex and as such, we spend time working with our clients to simplify matters by discussing expectations and developing strategies to work toward achieving the desired result. Contact us to see how we can help you.
Copyrighted Works may be licensed for third-party use by agreement. With respect to various forms of recordings, including video and sound recordings, there are several types of statutory licenses that may be required. We advise clients to determine which type of license is applicable or is most beneficial based on the facts of the particular matter. Contact us to see how we can help you.
There are numerous advantages to registering a copyright right away including, the right to seek Attorney Fees and obtain Statutory Damages. Further, a copyright must be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office to file suit for copyright infringement. Contact one of our attorneys to discuss.