Orange County Copyright Attorney
Protect Your Work With A Federal Copyright
Copyrights are a form of federal protection for creative works. They can apply to original works of authorship including literature, music, and more. The Jafari Law Group can help you to secure legal copyright for your work.
Although your work immediately becomes your property once it is materialized into a fixed form, the benefits of obtaining federally registered copyright are invaluable to creators. Some of these benefits include: putting the public on notice of your federally registered copyright, the ability to bring a lawsuit in federal court for copyright infringement, and the possibility of obtaining statutory damages and attorney's fees.
Call one of our intellectual property attorneys today to take advantage of owning a federally registered trademark.
All copyrighted materials must first be registered with the US Copyright Office. Registering a work for copyright protection will give you greater control of your ideas, particularly if you wish to sell or license them to others. We will help you with all of the various steps in the registration process from the application to the filing of any subsequent paperwork. We have extensive experience in registering copyrights and we know the fastest, most effective ways to get your copyright registered with the least amount of hassle.
Licensing allows those who are not the copyright owner to use copyrighted material with the express permission of the owner in exchange for royalty fees. Licensing your copyright is one of the best ways to make money off of your copyrighted material. JLG can help you negotiate the terms of the licensing agreement, as well as establish reasonable royalty payments for use of the copyrighted material, whether you are the licensor or the party seeking to use licensed material. As a bonus, we are always ready to help our clients license their material immediately after the copyright is successfully granted.
If you feel that your copyright is being infringed, or that you are the wrongful target of a copyright lawsuit, we can serve as your attorneys in the litigation process. Our Orange County copyright attorneys will help to put together an effective strategy to secure the best possible outcome to protect your intellectual property rights. Being able to effectively communicate complex information as simply and directly as possible so that a judge or jury can understand the significant legal issues is an important factor in litigating copyright cases and we pride ourselves on our ability to communicate effectively during any litigation.
Although international copyright does not yet strictly exist, many countries around the world do protect copyrighted material from foreign nations. There are also a handful of international agreements about copyright which act as guidelines by which some countries operate their copyright law. There are two principal international copyright conventions, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) and the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC). Depending on the laws of the country, we can assist you in securing your rights in the country where you desire copyright protection.
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