Non-US Citizens Now Required to Be Represented by a US Copyright Attorney for Federal Copyright Registration
Protecting your creativity in an uncertain legal environment.
The Case Lawyer has extensive experience not only in filing and obtaining copyright protection for our Clients, but also enforcing and defending our clients with respect to claims of copyright infringement. We can work with you to create an efficient system for obtaining copyright protection for your creative expressions or, if preferred, we can handle all aspects of obtaining copyright protection on your behalf. We can also craft and establish systems for policing and enforcing your copyrighted materials.
Defending copyrighted works against infringement can be one of the most difficult areas of Intellectual Property law. We have successfully represented many clients through our registered partners in enforcing their copyrights and defending against charges of infringement. We have successfully represented many clients against several infringers over their copyrighted software and other IT related material.
Our law firm assists clients with copyright registration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If you are interested in a consultation with a copyright attorney, please contact us.
Copyright law protects the work product and interests of a vast number of businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, developers, programmers, lyricists, architects, writers, artists, and other creatives.
A copyright exists from the time an original work of authorship is fixed to a tangible medium. For example, if you write an article and publish it on the Internet, it is fixed to a tangible medium, and you likely own the copyright.
Though not required, it is always a good idea to use a copyright notice on your work to put the world on notice of your rights. This is particularly true if you intend to publish your work. The notice should be in the following form: © 2023 The Case Lawyer (All Rights Reserved).
Some clients will benefit from both trademark and copyright registration. Once original work or material is created, copyright ownership will vest under common law, but registration is a critical step in the process. Should there be copyright infringement, a copyright owner must have a copyright registration issued by the United States Copyright Office to access the courts and receive damages. Therefore, filing a copyright application is critical to enforcing your rights as a copyright owner in the future.