Have you written a book, a blog article, music, music lyrics, software, a poem, a script or more? Have you wondered whether you can protect your Copyright interests? Just know that
United States Copyright law covers:
(2)musical works, including any accompanying words;
(3)dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
(4)pantomimes and choreographic works;
(5)pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
(7)sound recordings; and
Sometimes people wonder, is it necessary for me to take these extra steps and spend this extra money. Isn’t it true, that once you fix your work in a tangible medium, it is protected by common law Copyright law. This is true, HOWEVER, by registering your work, you are afforded full copyright protection and are eligible for tangible remedies.
Most people seek counsel when they suspect that they have been a victim of Copyright Infringement. Copyright Infringement occurs copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. In order
The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:
After you file a trademark application the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) may issue something called an office action. When an office action is issued on your trademark filing, this can be as serious as a refusal of your trademark application, or, simply a request to amend something in the application.
The "Just A Trademark" package includes non-substantive office actions. These office actions may require an amendment to your trademark application but is not a refusal of your trademark filing. These can usually be answered via a phone to the UPTSO office or via letter. Substantive office actions are not included but may be handled for an additional fee.
The "Ultimate Trademark Package" includes both non-substantive and substantive office actions. A substantive office action is generally considered a refusal of your trademark due to the similarity to a pre-existing application or trademark. We will respond to substantive office actions which requires substantial legal research and a robust written response if you chose to fight the office action. The "Ultimate Trademark Package" also includes consultation about branding, ongoing support, and we will pursue cease and desist claims against people who illegally use your registered trademark.