In the creative world, the fundamental unit of ownability is the copyright. We work with artists to secure copyright to their creative works and educate them on the value of a well-protected asset. We regularly assist in the registration and enforcement of both copyrights and trademarks. The majority of our clients are artists and arts-related businesses, but even non-arts-related businesses create intellectual property they may want to protect, like a restaurant owner seeking to register the copyright in her logo or the trademark in her restaurant name, tech companies with questions about registering the copyright in computer code, and internet retailers responding to, or sending, cease and desist letters. We have advised clients on all of those matters and more.
Some of our more popular blog posts relate to copyrights, trademarks, the registration of the each, and cease and desist letters. Read more here: Can You Copyright A Character? | Strike A Pose: Madonna Unwittingly Revives De Minimis | How to Send a Cease and Desist Letter | How to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter | What Is Fair Use? | Termination of Transfers, Part 1 | Termination of Transfers, Part 2 | Should You Register Your Copyrights? | How to Register Your Copyrights