Larson/Skinner meets the complete range of clients’ copyright needs, including:
Copyright registration: Registering copyrights with the United States Copyright Office.
Copyright analysis: Determinations of whether works are protected by copyright, who the authors are, what rights relevant parties have, and how best they can be asserted.
Infringement enforcement: Pursuing copyright infringers through cease & desist actions, arbitration, and litigation.
Infringement defense: Defending individuals and companies accused of copyright infringement under the United States Copyright Act.
Copyright enhancement strategies: Assisting clients to develop strategies for assessing portfolios of copyright-protected works and implementing strategies to maximize portfolio value.
Licensing negotiations and agreements: Negotiating on behalf of licensors and licensees for copyright licenses and reducing agreements to writing.
L/S attorneys have performed a variety of engagements in the copyright area, including the following:
- Advised client regarding copyright protections afforded computer software and electronic databases.
- Registered copyrights in various works, including computer software, songs (music and lyrics), graphic arts, and computer databases.
- Pursued copyright infringers via cease & desist actions, arbitration, and litigation.
- Assisted clients in developing comprehensive copyright enhancement and enforcement plans.
- Developed licensing agreements for software and database suppliers.
- Negotiated copyright components of client joint venture.
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United States Code, Title 17, Copyrights
United States Copyright Office
- Copyright main page
- Home page for circulars and forms (many publications on all aspects of copyright law)
- Copyright basics (Circular 1 – PDF file)
- Fundamentos del Derecho de Autor (Circular 1 en español)