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Reacting to a Copyright Dispute

Posted on in Intellectual Property

US cyber law lawyerWhen starting a new business, it is important to take the necessary precautions to protect your company. If you develop a website, create a logo, or develop any original content the possibility of a copyright dispute is entirely plausible. First and foremost, it is important to protect your intellectual property from being used by another company. It is also possible that disputes could arise if another company believes you have used their copyrighted property. Below we will examine some of the nuances of copyright disputes and how you can protect yourself and your business.

Protecting Your Property

Ensuring that your property is properly protected is a necessity for every business. The first and most important step you can take is registering your property with the U.S. Copyright Office. Registration does not just apply to your company’s logo, you can protect text, images, and graphics, to ensure that your property is not used by a competitor. If you believe your property is being infringed upon, it is time to act. Working with an attorney can lead to a quick resolution. If the infringer is noncompliant, it may be time to pursue consequential legal action.

Fighting an Infringement Accusation

If you are notified by a copyright owner that you have used their property, it is important not to panic. The safest step you can take is notifying an experienced copyright attorney. Your attorney will help you analyze whether the claim is valid, and whether or not you actually infringed on the copyright. If you infringed, your attorney will help you take the necessary steps to remedy the situation. In many cases, you will simply be asked to cease the use of copyrighted materials. If the accusing party wants to take substantial legal action, you need an attorney that will aggressively represent you in court.

Contact a Federal Copyright Law Attorney

With the internet becoming increasingly important in the world of business, the importance of protecting yourself and your business has never been more critical. Attorney John Nelson can help guide you through the necessary precautions you need to take to protect your copyright. If you have been accused of copyright infringement, Attorney Nelson is prepared to aggressively represent you in court. A legal dispute can come with unforeseen complications and be potentially devastating for your business, ensure that you have the legal assistance you need and deserve. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a renowned United States cyber law attorney, call us today at 1-800-440-5536.

 

Sources:

https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/faqs/copyright-protection/#what_role_does_a_copyright_notice_play

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