What is a copyright?
A copyright is a protection granted by law for published and unpublished original works; copyrights allow you to control and own the things you work hard to create. Stone Law, P.C. can help you control your copyrighted work and protect your hard work from copyright infringement. We can help you enjoy the exclusive rights that come with holding a copyright, such as:
- Copying the work
- Distributing work for sale, rent, lease, etc.
- Public performances of the work
- Public displays, screenings, or transmissions of the work
- Create products or pieces derivative of the copyrighted work
We will use our experience in intellectual property to help you protect your work to the fullest extent possible. Not only can we protect your work, but also we can use our intellectual property experience to defend claims that your work has infringed upon someone else’s copyright.
There are several stages in the life of a copyright, below are frequently asked questions:
Pre-registration of a copyright is often unnecessary, but can provide additional protection if you have concerns about infringement on your unfinished work. Pre-registration is only available if production has begun on an unpublished work that is being prepared for commercial distribution. Additionally, only movies, musical works, audio recordings, computer programs, books, or advertisement photographs can be pre-registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Our attorneys can determine whether your work is eligible and whether pre-registration is in your best interests.
- Preparation of U.S. Copyright Application
- Review of Application
- Submission to U.S. Copyright Office
- *Requires Additional $35.00 Government Filing Fee