Copyright protects original creative works such as artwork, photographs, fabric patterns, text, songs, website content and even software, to name a few. While registration is not required to claim copyright in a work, it provides procedural benefits and the right to secure statutory damages if the infringement occurs post registration. Works of US nationals must be registered before a lawsuit is commenced.
Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman advises businesses of all sizes in a wide range of industries on registering, enforcing, and licensing copyrighted works. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on securing copyright protection for a wide variety of creative works. The depth of our experience further enables us to counsel clients on very sophisticated copyright matters, including issues raised by new technologies, social media and the Internet. Our attorneys also collaborate with clients to effectively use copyright to protect online works and to develop and implement procedures for taking infringing content off websites in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We routinely handle copyright infringement matters, both assertions and Court proceedings. If the infringing work is strikingly similar to a work that is the subject of copyright, we consider taking cases on contingency. We have a long record for success in such cases, especially in the area of fabric designs.