Applying for Copyright Protection
The Copyright Act exists to protect the artistic works of filmmakers, musicians, writers, and other creators from having their unique works used or copied without their consent. Artists dedicate their time and a great deal of effort to their various crafts in order to create products which they then depend on for income; often, artists rely on the protection of copyright laws to ensure the integrity and value of their intellectual property.
While there are certain elements of copyright protection which automatically take effect when a work is made public, many artists will find that taking the time to file with the US Copyright Office provides numerous other safeguards for their creations that would not otherwise apply. An experienced copyright law attorney can help you through the complex registration process so that you can ensure the value of the art which you have worked so hard to produce.
Attorney Assistance in Copyright Applications and Registration
When filing a copyright application or handling the registration process, an attorney can offer you the following:
- Help with acquiring the necessary documents and paperwork for application
- Advice on the best way to file—online or in person
- Answers to any questions you have throughout the process
- Help with understanding complicated legal jargon related to copyright laws
Acquiring copyright protection is an important and essential aspect of keeping your creative work from being used unlawfully. Artists should take the necessary steps to guard their work, and applying for a copyright protection is one of the best ways to do so.
Contact a Dallas Intellectual Property Attorney
If you are looking to protect your intellectual property or creative work, the Dallas legal team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., can assist you in applying for copyright protection by offering you the legal advice you need. Call our offices today at (214) 824-1414 to learn more.