A copyright is a right granting its owner the exclusive use of his or her authored work. Under federal copyright law, the authors of “original works of authorship”, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, whether published or unpublished, possess exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted work, perform the copyrighted work and distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public for sale or profit. Although copyright is secured automatically when the work is created, registering a copyright of before the U.S. Copyright Office nevertheless provides certain definite advantages.
Our office is positioned to assist you in protecting your original works, as well as making full use of your authored work. We are able to guide you through the registration process before the U.S. Copyright Office, including preparing required documents. We are also able to help you pursue the infringers and make a successful claim against copyright infringement. Conversely, we advise you on avoiding the copyrights of others.
In addition, just like other property rights, any or all of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights or any subdivision of those rights may be transferred, either on exclusive basis or nonexclusive basis. Our office is capable of planning the transaction and preparing agreements thereof on your behalf.