With a registered copyright, you have the ability to control the way your work is copied and distributed.


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.

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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.


Eric Helmy

Business Litigation Attorney


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes