A copyright (which can simply be regarded as the right to copy) generally arises when any original tangible medium (a work) is created by an author or multiple of authors. Two rights are vested in the creation of an original work: the right to the work itself, and the right to copy the work. The copyright can exist by itself (e.g., as in printed matter, art work, recordings, etc.) or in combination with other works and properties, such as with the subject matter of design patents, utility patents, trademark logo designs, and software product codes.
With the variety of works that are usually combined in today’s fast moving technologies, this firm provides advice regarding all aspects of works and their ownership, the copyrights to these work, and protecting the works through the copyright registration process, their licensing, and strategies for their enforcement.
The firm also assists clients in recording their registered copyrights
with the U.S. Customs Service, which assists in preventing counterfeit and infringing works from entering the United States.
For debunking some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding copyrights, see http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html.