Copyright Attorney Michigan

Buckert Patent & Trademark Law Firm works with businesses and entrepreneurs to help them register their copyrights in literary works, photographs, websites, computer software, music, and video.

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Our copyright lawyers’ expertise and experience allows us to efficiently and skillfully obtain the copyright protection our clients are entitled to. As a result, our copyright lawyers give clients the peace of mind knowing competitors cannot copy their creative work.

We Provide The Following Copyright Services:

  • Preparing and filing your copyright application
  • Working with you to obtain an acceptable deposit copy
  • Responding to questions from the Copyright Office
  • Responding to routine Copyright Office refusals to registration
  • Tracking deadlines and extension periods
  • Keeping you informed regarding the status of your application

When you hire Buckert Patent & Trademark Law Firm, you will not be charged for every phone call and piece of paper processed by this office. You will be billed one flat fee for the attorney’s fees necessary for a standard copyright filing. In most situations, the only other fees you will be billed are the government filing fees charged by the Copyright Office

Sometimes matters outside the above services do arise. For example, responding to a substantive refusal to register requiring a response. Prior to incurring any additional fees for these types of services, we will discuss your options with you and let you know the costs involved.

What Is A Copyright?

A Copyright is the right inherently created in a creative work that allows the author to distribute and use this creative work. Copyrights come into existence when the creative work comes into existence. These works include, but are not limited to music, videos, books, and photographs.

While copyrights exist inherently when the work is created, registering copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office gives the copyright owner an additional layer of legal protection. Copyright registrations allow the copyright owner to legally enforce their rights to the copyright; they have the legal right to prevent anyone from infringing on their copyright and to obtain damages incurred from copyright infringement.  

What Do Copyright Lawyers Do?

To prevent infringements of your creative works, a copyright attorney will file the proper application to obtain a copyright registration through the U.S. Copyright Office. Intellectual Property attorneys can also help you with branding your creative work through trademark protection and business formation processes if you are interested in producing or selling your creative work. Intellectual property attorneys are highly experienced in providing and understanding technical writing. They also have the capacity to explain complicated legal concepts.

What Are The Different Types of Creative Works?

Visual Works

This includes any form of visual art, whether two-dimensional or three-dimensional; think of photographs, illustrations, sculptures, or paintings. Commonly copyrighted works of visual art include board game boxes, boards, and cards, photographs and paintings produced as wall art or other kinds of prints, or sculptures that are casted for larger production runs.

Literary Works

Literary works include books, instructional guides, and compilations of small works like short stories or poetry. Literary works can include visual works such as photographs and other graphics.

Works of Performing Arts

Works of performing arts include dance choreography, plays and manuscripts for theatrical works of art, such as stage direction and dialogue. 

Sound Recording

Sound recordings include songs, musical scores, and any lyrics that go with composed music.

Motion Pictures

Motion pictures are audiovisual creations intended to be viewed on a television or computer. These are most commonly TV shows, movies, and music videos. 

How Can Our Copyright Lawyers Help You? 

A corporation or individual may hire a copyright lawyer to give legal advice and file copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office.

This includes drafting and filing the required forms. 

Work With Intellectual Property Attorneys In Michigan Today

A knowledgeable copyright attorney can give you advice on how to move through the various legal processes and meet all the requirements for a successful copyright application. We are experts at protecting creative works with U.S. copyright registrations. If you need assistance with protecting your creative works, we can assist you through the entire copyright registration process. For more information, call Buckert Law Firm for a free consultation.

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