What is a Copyright?
In general, Copyright Registration is a legal formality intended to make a public record of the basic facts of a particular copyright. However, registration is not a condition of copyright protection. Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, the copyright law provides several inducements or advantages to encourage copyright owners to make registration.
Among these advantages are the following:
Registration may be made at any time within the life of the copyright. Unlike the law before 1978, when a work has been registered in unpublished form, it is not necessary to make another registration when the work becomes published, although the copyright owner may register the published edition, if desired.
Copyright Services Offered by Bold Patents
Protect what you have created! Bold Patents helps Federally Register your creative work with the Library of Congress. Writings, Sculptures, Screenplays, Music, Movies, etc. Government fees vary depending on the type and quantity of specimen submitted. Our IP attorneys will help you understand the value of registration, how it protects you and your businesses’ creative works in commerce and beyond.
Copyright Litigation Support:
Bold Patents stands ready to represent you and your business in litigation to defend against copyright infringement claims or to help you pursue and defend your registered mark against a would-be infringer. Bold Patents looks for opportunities to settle with opposing parties before court costs and lengthy proceedings begin by arranging licensing or purchase agreements.
Domain Name Disputes:
Bold Patents understands the statutes under Federal law for enforcing and upholding rights to domain holders and the rights of would-be owners. In general, the government rewards those who enter into commerce using a domain name which was properly created and assigned. They reward those businesses that drive the economy using their domains and thus increase GDP collectively. We strive to understand each client’s position, and resolve most of our matters out of court in an efficient manner which results in a win-win for our clients.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA):
We got your back! Bold Patents stands behind you, even against the Big guys! DMCA criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.
Copyright Monitoring Service:
Once you get your copyright registered, the hard work of enforcing your artistic work beings! Let us work hard in your corner to provide you with an initial landscape analysis of all of the published art that may be encroaching or infringing your rights! The analysis will uncover anyone that may be currently infringing on your registered copyright or any derivative works therein. Then, periodically, we will provide you an ongoing monthly monitoring service that fits your needs. Monitoring is critical to ensuring you and your team are staying abreast of potential infringers! Let us know what level of monitoring you need.
Copyright Licensing Agreements:
If you own a copyright or hope to obtain copyrights from someone, you may need to create a copyright licensing agreement to transfer those rights. With a copyright licensing agreement, you may choose to transfer all of your rights or specific uses to your works. Our copyright licensing lawyers have extensive experience developing agreements that convey copyrights while protecting the rights of our clients.
Kind Words from the Bold
"We have recently received Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for our soon-to-be-issued patent. The Bold Patents team guided our patent through the intricate and challenging process of earning patent approval. J.D., John Ahn and Maegan worked seamlessly to provide a high level of service for which I’m very grateful.“
-Katherine Burks of Seattle, WA
“J.D. is an EXCELLENT patent attorney. I am speaking from the lens of having seen the dedication and work that he puts into making sure that his practice functions as a well-oiled machine designed to produce results for his clients. You are in great hands here. I would gladly recommend a friend or family member to these guys!“
-Pete Maughan of Seattle, WA
“Wow, you guys work late! I was just about to send Maegan an email, so you must be reading my mind! I wanted to tell you and her thank you so much for scheduling the consultation with John and for sending me all the awesome and informative material. I was pleasantly surprised to receive your book in the mail and via email along with the helpful charts, and I felt well-informed about patents and the application process after reviewing all the materials. John was also very helpful in our 30-minute consultation today and I appreciated his kindness and expertise.“
-Christina Moldovan of Loma Linda, CA
“The associates at Bold are professionals to the core. Their knowledge and experience are expansive as well as trustworthy. Their services in helping me file a trademark for my business have been outstanding and I will definitely refer their firm to family, friends and associates.“