Copyright law provides some of the most important legal rights that an individual or business has in its creative assets. Specifically, the law gives the owner of the copyright certain exclusive rights, or privileges, pertaining to the reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance and display of its work. Contemporary works are generally copyrighted upon their creation; however, there are significant advantages to formally registering with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Sparkman + Foote LLP has attorneys who are well versed and experienced in protecting creative works and understanding the law in using existing copyrighted materials. Our attorneys advise our clients as to the benefits of registration and oversee the entire registration process. We assist with preparing and complying with depository requirements, and completing registration applications to make certain our clients’ rights are protected to the greatest extent.
Once our clients secure a copyright, we continue to work with our clients to help them gain the greatest benefit from their work, while protecting their rights. We assist our clients in assigning, transferring, licensing, or otherwise conveying some or all of the copyrights he or she possesses. The transfer of these rights may be challenging to understand and more difficult to accomplish, as it is often hard to know, without experienced legal counsel, what is copyrightable, the duration of copyright, and the specific rights that attach to a copyrighted work. Sparkman + Foote LLP attorneys not only help you understand your rights but we negotiate, drafts, reviews, and counsels appropriately to ensure specific legal requirements are met, and that the rights transferred are no more and no less than our clients truly desire to convey.
Our attorneys additionally have significant experience, and have obtained national recognition, in copyright infringement matters. We are here to help you understand your case, and zealously represent you throughout the litigation process.