Speak with a Business Attorney about Your Copyright Case
Not only do we have a friendly staff excited to assist you, but our legal team has the experience and the knowledge to help you protect your creative works to the maximum extent possible under U.S. copyright law.
When you’re ready to take action and protect your original works through copyright litigation, give us a call to schedule a consultation with our Portland or Seattle business attorneys. You can also email us. We have offices available throughout the states of Oregon and Washington, and we also feature remote appointments via Skype upon request.”Contact
Do you have an original, creative work that you would like to protect, such as a song, a photograph, or a web site? Whatever original creative work you have authored, registering copyrights may be the answer you are looking for. With a registered copyright, you have the ability to control the way your work is copied and distributed.
What is a Copyright?
Copyrights are fundamental forms of intellectual property intended to protect authors’ creative works, including:
- Literary Works
- Visual Art
- Motion Pictures
- Musical Works
- Software Code
Although copyright law automatically gives you a property right for any original expressions that are “fixed” in a “tangible medium of expression” like paper, canvas, or MP4, protecting that right is a bit more involved. You must take certain steps to secure the full extent of copyright protection available under U.S. law.
Business Strategies for Protecting Copyright
If you have valuable material to protect via copyright, or if you feel that your rights in a copyrighted work may have been infringed, it is important to know what your rights are and how best to protect those rights. One of the wisest steps is to register your original creative works with the U.S. Copyright Office, but there are a number of other strategies to consider as well. If you fail to protect your original works adequately, you risk losing the value of that work to people who would copy or download it for free. Our intellectual property counsel can help you file a lawsuit for copyright infringement to protect your rights and stop another party’s abusive behavior.