A copyright is (international symbol: ©) a set of exclusive rights regarding the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. In other words, it is literally "the right to copy" an original creation. It is also the least expensive form of protection that can be acquired by authors of “original works of authorship.” An original work of authorship includes:
- works of art
- textile and jewelry designs
- computer programs
- architectural works, including blue prints and maps
Baker and Rannells can assist you in obtaining a copyright registration for your original work of authorship. Once registered, we can also assist you with the development of licensing and/or distribution agreements so that you can collect royalties on your original work of authorship. We represent musicians, actors, artists, television producers, and authors, as well as Fortune 500 companies and other organizations. Baker and Rannells has the experience and expertise to assist you in preventing the infringement of your copyrights, and seeking damages from infringers. We also have expertise in defending clients against claims of infringement. Our attorneys excel at handling all types copyright matters.
If you would like to discuss these or any other intellectual property concerns, we encourage you to contact any of our attorneys. More information regarding copyrights can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website, www.copyright.gov.