Copyright ServicesCopyright Application & Registration

The Process

Our initial step involves a thorough understanding of your creative work, whether it’s a literary piece, music, artwork, software, or any other form of intellectual property. We assess the nature of your work to determine the best approach for copyright protection.

Application Preparation and Filing

We meticulously prepare your copyright application, ensuring that all necessary details and documentation are accurately presented. Our team handles the filing process with the U.S. Copyright Office, relieving you of the complexities involved in navigating legal procedures.

Thorough Communication

Post-filing, we closely monitor the status of your application, keeping you informed of any updates or additional requirements. Our team is proactive in responding to any office actions or queries from the copyright office.

Legal Advice and Counseling

Beyond the application process, we offer legal advice on how to effectively utilize and enforce your copyright. This includes counseling on licensing, distribution, and potential infringement issues.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection granted by law to the creators of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, software, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished.

How does one obtain copyright protection?

Copyright protection is automatic upon the creation of an original work fixed in a tangible medium of expression, like written on paper or saved on a computer.

Is registration of copyright necessary?

While not required for protection, registration has certain benefits, such as establishing a public record of the copyright and being necessary for filing infringement lawsuits in court. A copyright lawyer can provide expert guidance on how best to protect your creative works, ensuring you utilize the full extent of legal protections available.

How long does copyright protection last?

In most countries, copyright lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.

What is fair use?

Fair use is a legal doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.

Can I use copyrighted material without permission?

Generally, you need permission to use copyrighted material unless the use falls under exceptions like fair use. However, fair use determinations can be complex and context-specific.

What constitutes copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement occurs when someone uses a copyrighted work without authorization in a way that violates one or more of the copyright holder’s exclusive rights.

Can I copyright a name or slogan?

Names, short phrases, titles, and slogans are typically not copyrightable but can sometimes be protected under trademark law.

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