Roslyn law firm defending against infringement since 1966

Once you put an original and creative concept into a tangible form, it automatically gains federal copyright protection. However, formally registering your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office provides substantial advantages when fighting infringement cases and is required in order to engage in litigation. Collard & Roe, P.C. has more than 55 years of experience protecting artists’ work through copyright registration and defense of copyrights against infringement.

Types of copyrightable art

Essentially any work that is original, creative and can be produced in a tangible form can be copyrighted. Collard & Roe, P.C. handles copyright issues for artists’ creations in all types of media, including:

  • Books, stories and poems
  • Musical compositions
  • Dramatic works
  • Screenplays
  • Periodicals
  • Maps
  • Art reproductions
  • Sculptures
  • Technical drawings
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Movies
  • Computer programs
  • Architectural renderings
  • Compilations

Registering your copyright

Once your copyright is established, you maintain the exclusive right to print, sell, copy, license, distribute and use your work as you see fit. For work created after 1978, the U.S. Copyright Office grants copyright for the full extent of an author’s or creator’s life plus 70 years. Copyright is recognized by many countries through the Universal Copyright Convention, so your protection extends internationally to those member countries.

Defending your work against infringement

If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your copyright, we pursue all available legal remedies. Our attorneys can counsel you on the best strategies to stop the unauthorized use of your copyrighted work, including but not limited to sending cease and desist letters, working out settlements, and if necessary, undertaking litigation.

Contact Roslyn intellectual property attorneys for a consultation

Call the attorneys at Collard & Roe, P.C. at 516-365-9802 or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding copyrights.