By July 11, 2014Uncategorized

A copyright is the right to own your creative work. It includes the rights to reproduce, distribute, perform, and display the work and to prepare derivative works from your original work. Examples of works protected by copyright are songs, plays, poems, paintings, and films. Everhart Law Firm offers the following legal services to assist in protecting creative works:

  • Copyright Registration and Recordation of Assignment: Registration of copyrights and recordation of copyright assignments in the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Use and Protection of Copyrighted Works: Advice on how to protect copyrighted works, including whether the work is copyrightable, when copyright protection attaches, the duration of copyright, transfer and license of copyrights, and termination of copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement: Advice on copyright-infringement issues; drafting of cease-and-desist letters to infringers; responding to cease-and-desist letters alleging copyright infringement, filing or defending copyright lawsuits
  • Copyright Contracts and Licenses: Negotiation and preparation of copyright-related contracts, assignments, work-for-hire agreements, and licenses
  • Fair Use: Advice on whether your use of others’ copyrighted works in your work is fair or requires a license