Business Copyrights – The Value of Copyright in Business
Vethan Law Firm’s copyright lawyer team understands the value of business copyrights.
For example, architects and architectural firms protect their building design and blueprints, engineers protect line drawings and schematics, and IT companies protect the software they write for businesses to use. Copyright law confers upon the copyright owner the exclusive right to reproduce the work, to distribute the work, and to display the work. Many times, a copyright lawsuit is based on an infringer improperly using some of these rights, without a license (permission from the owner). It is the job of a copyright attorney to help the owner protect these rights.
Ancillary Claims to Copyright Infringement
Recently, two international toy manufacturers were embroiled in a federal copyright infringement lawsuit, seeking ownership rights to a popular brand of children’s toys. The argument used in court was that the toy itself was not the issue, but the design upon which the toy was based and manufactured. In this type of case, a company may also sue for conversion – the unauthorized taking of business information – and seek injunctive relief against the infringer. The holder of a copyright is afforded a wider range of relief because a copyright adds further protective value to their business. That is why hiring a copyright lawyer is necessary.
Copyright Attorney Assists with Copyright Registration & Enforcement
Although a copyright comes into being the moment an original work is created, copyright enforcement usually requires a copyright owner to obtain a registration prior to bringing any action to enforce a copyright or prior to executing any agreement to license that copyright. Filing for copyright registration, prior to an infringing activity, also increases the potential damages that may be recovered. Copyrighting critical material is a forward thinking business decision that brings revenue possibilities in the present and future protection of your business. A Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or Los Angeles copyright attorney at Vethan Law Firm, P.C. will assist your business in obtaining a copyright and vigorously defend your copyright against infringers.