Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection provided by the laws of the United States. Copyright protection is available for original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form, whether published or unpublished. The categories of works that can be protected by copyright laws include paintings, literary works, live performances, photographs, movies, and software.
Copyright issues have become increasingly complex with the accelerating pace of technological changes in the methods of creating, distributing and exploiting creative works. The lawyers practicing copyright law on our team excel in tackling the complex copyright problems arising in the wake of these changes. In addition to providing our clients with day-to-day counseling regarding the registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of their copyright rights, we regularly advise on advertising, the sale and acquisition of copyrights and property libraries, asset-based lending and purchase money financing, due diligence inquiries, moral rights, performance rights and related rights.
Our firm offers full representation in securing copyright protection and obtaining clearances for copyrighted materials and works. We review and complete analysis of complex copyright ownership problems to determine client rights. We offer representation in the litigation of copyright infringement cases of all types before state and federal courts.
MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC’s counsel helps clients fully leverage the value of their intellectual property through the negotiation and preparation of licensing agreements by:
- Preparation and prosecution of applications for copyright registration
- Copyright infringement searches and opinions
- Client counseling