Contact HPS Law Group For a Consultation With a Copyright Attorney in Tucson, Arizona
You can read more below to get a better idea about copyrights and copyright law, but the best way to understand your own situation and how we can help you protect your creative property is by contacting us as soon as possible. During our consultation, we will be able to go over the specific property you wish to protect and can give you a better sense of things like cost, timeline, and more.
What is copyright?
A copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, sell, license, perform, or otherwise share original creative work. In the event that an unauthorized party violates this copyright by reproducing or presenting the work without a license or agreement with the copyright owner, the owner will be able to take legal action against this violation through a cease & desist or suing for monetary damages.
Confusingly, copyright is automatic once you create an original work, but you will need to register your copyright in order to have the ability to take legal action against a violator. In addition, certain damages for infringement are limited to registered works.
When should you register a copyright?
The longer you wait, the more complicated it may be if you need to take legal action against someone who is reproducing your work without authorization. Since copyright is automatic once you create your original work, you are not obligated to register; however, if you want to take legal action then you will need to have your copyright registered with the US Copyright Office.
Copyright registration is a relatively inexpensive process and the team at HPS Law Group suggests that you register your copyright as soon as possible in order to avoid any future legal issues with your protected work. We will help you get this done quickly and simply after you contact us for your initial consultation.
How can an attorney help?
Working with an attorney in order to register a copyright means that you can simply follow the lead of an experienced professional and ensure that you cover all of the requirements to protect your works properly. The application process can be confusing. Common errors can lead to a rejection or the need to re-file your registration. When you are working with HPS Law Group, we will handle all of your registration needs to ensure that each required piece of information is included in the initial application and that you can count on your application being accepted.
If you want to learn more about whether or not you should register, how we can help you register, and what steps you need to take to be sure that your original works are protected, contact us as soon as possible. While you focus on using your original art as you see fit, we will ensure that you have the legal protections afforded by the United States government.
Contact HPS Law Group Today
We will be happy to help you get started on the path towards a fully registered copyright as soon as you reach out to us to schedule your initial consultation. Once we have agreed to work together, we will be able to gather all of our required information and initiate your registration application as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you in order to protect your original artistic endeavors.