Suppose you have created a written work, a piece of art, a musical album, or creative digital media of any kind. In that case, you automatically have a level of legal protection granted by the copyright laws of the US. However, taking this a step further and formally establishing a legal copyright can provide even more expansive protection and give you the ability to file a civil action against anyone who misuses your copyrighted works. Blake & Ayaz can provide the legal guidance and support you need to confidently navigate complex copyright cases.
WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE?
The United States Copyright Office is responsible for managing copyright applications and renewals. If you intend to register your creative work with a legal copyright, you should expect to interact with this agency extensively. The attorneys at Blake & Ayaz understand that approaching complex legal procedures like formalizing your copyright is more complicated than many creators realize at first.
Our goal is to help you approach copyright registration with peace of mind. The registration process is relatively straightforward but can be time-consuming and confusing when you do not have legal assistance. We can help you complete your copyright registration as quickly as possible so you can take full advantage of the legal rights copyright registration affords you.
Many creative people rely on their registered copyrights for income, earning royalties and licensing fees from partners who commercialize their copyrighted works on their behalf. Therefore, any creator needs to establish formal copyright protection for their works to ensure they can continue earning income and prevent others from capitalizing on their creativity and hard work.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE ATTORNEY?
Working with an experienced United States Copyright Office attorney is a great way to streamline the process of obtaining the copyright protection you need. If you intend to commercialize your creative works in any way, or if you want to prevent others from exploiting your creative works, it’s vital to establish formal copyright as quickly as possible.
Technically, the creator of an original work automatically has the basic level of copyright protection as soon as the work is created. However, the creator may only bring a civil action against another party for misusing their copyrighted work if the creator has a legally registered copyright on file with the United States Copyright Office.
TYPES OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES WE CAN HANDLE
Blake & Ayaz can assist you with your copyright registration, guiding you through completing all required paperwork and gathering the documentation and other materials you may need to submit with your registration application.
Having an experienced United States Copyright Office attorney provides several advantages for protecting your creative work. Our firm can assist you with copyright registration and help you take legal action against any party who illegally reproduces or otherwise misuses your copyrighted works. In addition, if another party uses your copyrighted work without your permission, we can draft a cease-and-desist letter on your behalf to compel them to stop their activities.
If any party continues to infringe on your intellectual property rights after sending them a cease-and-desist letter, we can help you hold them accountable. A copyright owner holds the exclusive right to reproduce and commercialize their creative works. For example, if you create a music album, you have the right to publish and sell the album. Therefore, if another party were to create unauthorized copies of your album and sell them, you would have grounds for a copyright infringement lawsuit against them as long as your copyright has been formally registered with the United States Copyright Office.
Blake & Ayaz can help you address any potential copyright infringement you encounter after registering your copyright. Another party can infringe on your copyrighted works by using slight variations of your work, but this is typically not enough to reasonably differentiate a copyrighted work from a separate work. We can help you determine if another party has engaged in infringement, assist you in calculating your damages, and file your civil claim against the infringing party if necessary.
Blake & Ayaz can also assist you with licensing agreements. Many creators partner with other businesses and individuals to commercialize their creative works in various ways, often generating mutually beneficial licensing agreements. Our team can help you establish copyright licensing agreements and ensure licensing parties adhere to their contractual obligations.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE ATTORNEY
Your United States Copyright Office attorney can help you navigate a wide range of issues regarding your intellectual property. Blake & Ayaz have significant experience guiding clients through a wide range of trademark and copyright issues, assisting our clients in preserving and protecting their copyrighted works to the fullest extent possible under US law.
If you are unsure whether your creative work qualifies for copyright protection, our team will review your situation and help you determine what level of intellectual property protection you require. We’ll help you with the registration process and even correspond with the US Copyright Office on your behalf if necessary. Our goal is to help you take full advantage of your legal rights afforded by the United States’ copyright laws and keep your property fully protected from infringement and exploitation.
Our team is ready to assist you with your copyright-related legal needs. We understand the difficulties that many creators experience when they approach the United States Copyright Office, and we can help you handle your copyright-related legal issues swiftly and effectively.To learn more about how our team can help you, contact Blake & Ayaz today and schedule a consultation with our team.