Copyright has always been a crucial matter for anyone who creates intellectual property such as books, works of art, screenplays, music, or other original work. In the age of the internet, these issues have gotten more complex as it’s easy to have work stolen or plagiarized online. Stanton IP Law Firm has many Florida copyright litigation attorneys that can help you protect your rights and, when necessary, take the appropriate legal action.
The Importance of Copyright
Copyright law can be confusing to those outside the legal profession. A copyright protects the rightful owner of intellectual property and prohibits anyone else from using the property without authorization. Copyrights apply to all types of intellectual property, which includes computer programs as well as art and written works. Certain types of copyright protection works automatically. For example, if you publish a manuscript such as an article or book and someone copies it, you can initiate legal action against them even if you didn’t register copyright. However, registering a copyright provides you with more comprehensive protection.
Do You Need a Copyright Infringement Attorney?
Copyright infringement is a serious matter. It can damage your brand and confuse your customers, readers, or fans. Stanton IP Law Firm has many copyright infringement lawyers on staff in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Businesses and people everywhere can count on us for a variety of services related to copyright protection.
- Register a copyright.
While certain copyright laws protect you as soon as you create or publish your work, you are safer if you register it with the US Copyright office. When you register a copyright, you have proof that you’re the creator of the work. Otherwise, the person who copied it could claim that they created it and you’re the one who copied it.
- Copyright enforcement.
If you suspect copyright infringement, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney with experience in this field. You may wonder, for example, if someone publishes work similar to yours if your copyright has been violated. An attorney can also initiate communication with the offending party, such as by issuing a cease and desist letter. You’ll also need an attorney if copyright litigation becomes necessary. Stanton IP Law attorneys have extensive experience with all aspects of copyright law.
- Defense against copyright infringement claims and lawsuits.
Someone may accuse you of copyright infringement. It’s possible to infringe on copyright unintentionally. If someone accuses you of infringing on a copyright, you’ll need a good attorney to represent you. Stanton is a copyright infringement attorney Tampa businesses and clients everywhere can count on if they are accused of a copyright violation.
Stanton IP Law works with a wide variety of clients, from startups to large companies. Although we are a copyright litigation law firm in Tampa, prospects across the state, nation, and even internationally can reach out to us for assistance. In addition to copyright infringement, we have wide experience in other areas of intellectual property, such as trademarks, trade secrets, and IP portfolio management, as well as many aspects of general business contracts and transaction law. We’re familiar with copyright law as it applies to the arts, technology, entertainment, and website content.
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