Copyrights

Let our copyright lawyers help you with your personal protection. Copyrights can provide a very inexpensive form of protection. Under current law, copyright protection begins the moment a work is created and is “fixed in a tangible form.” The length of copyright protection may vary, but generally lasts the lifetime of the author plus 70 years.

Ideas and brand names may not be protected by copyright attorneys or laws. Copyright protects original artistic, literary, dramatic, musical and other works including computer programs and websites. An original expression of an idea that is “fixed” in a tangible form of expression may be copyrighted. Copyrights are filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Filing a copyright is recommended, because (1) you may not file a lawsuit in court without it; (2) you may obtain copyright attorneys fees for a lawsuit; (3) your US Copyright will last for your lifetime plus seventy years; (4) a copyright is recognized in more than 70 countries; and (5) will creates a public record of your claim to the copyright in a work at the Library of Congress.

The majority of our copyright practice is copyright litigation. If you require a copyright or believe someone is infringing your copyright, please contact us one of our copyright lawyers to find out how we can help you.

Let us know how we may help you.Email us at info@meredithkeyhani.com or call us at the office nearest you.