Copyright protection applies to the original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Stated differently, copyright protection extends to the exclusive rights of exploitation of original literary and artistic works expressed in the form of words (text), music, images, symbols, three-dimensional objects or combination thereof., pantomimes and choreographic works, pictorial, graphic and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, sound recordings and architectural works. Copyright protection applies only to the expression, not the underlying ideas. Different regimes treat copyright differently. For example, IP (Intellectual Property) regimes conferring economic rights are referred to as copyright systems whereas IP regimes that incorporate both copyright and moral rights are referred to as authors’ right. The copyright system prevails in the United States and other common law countries whereas authors’ rights systems prevail in France and other civil law countries.
Other rights that fall under the rubrique of copyright and/or authors’ right are neighboring rights and sui generis rights. In the U.S. sui generis protection covers the topography of semiconductor chips. That is, the law provides sui generis protection only for mask works, a stencil of the materials present on or removed from the layers of a semiconductor chip, which is used to etch the circuitry onto the chip.
Our team helps you with your original works of authorship by protecting your literary and artistic works. Our copyright services help you register your copyright with the help of experienced attorneys at CoffyLaw, LLC. Your copyright attorney will walk you through the process and file the copyright application on your behalf, track the progress, provide you with updates throughout the registration process, and provide recommendations on the best way to protect your brand, idea and intellectual property.
CoffyLaw, LLC has more than 80 years combined experience in trademark infringement. Our legal team includes ex-patent examiners, patent attorney, inventors, business attorneys and technical advisors in mechanical electrical engineering, and computer technology. Whether preparing patent or trademark applications, reviewing trademark applications, negotiating corporate agreements, providing guidance, and direction for compliance with IP law, litigating in court or reaching a settlement, CoffyLaw, LLC performed the full complement of trademark corporate services.
Drawing on years of experience in national and regional trademark law firms, representing a diverse client portfolio, including Fortune 500, mid-size companies, and entrepreneurs, CoffyLaw, LLC is positioned to strategically stay on top of the laws that affect our clients. CoffyLaw, LLC protects and defends your creations and inventions, preventing others from misappropriating what you have accomplished.
We counsel clients in:
- Ownership of Copyright:
- Works Made for Hire;
- Collective Works;
- Derivative Works; and
- Joint Works.
- Transfer of Copyright:
- Transfer Under the 1909 Copyright Act;
- Transfer Under the 1976 Act; and
- Termination of Copyright Transfers.
- Copyright Assignment:
- Orphan Works and Mass Digitation.