What Does the Copyright Act Protect?
Signed into law in 1976, the U.S. Copyright Act paved the way for the protection of intellectual property. Under this law, those who create an idea, product, or service may obtain the copyright. This means that someone who is not the owner of the property does not have the authority to use that idea, product, or service as if it were his or her own. Copyright is important for both individuals and business owners in the Fort Worth area, because of the common occurrence of copyright infringement. The attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., work to fight for our clients’ best interests when their rights have been infringed upon.
Protected Intellectual Property
Specifically, the Copyright Act protects numerous works that are considered intellectual property. Some examples of this intellectual property include:
- Literary work
- Dramatic work
- Architectural work
- Musical work
- Sound recordings
- Pantomime and choreographic work
- Motion pictures
- Audio visual work
- Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural work
In addition to protecting these types of works, the Copyright Act also allows owners to have sole authority to reproduce work, derive future work from present work, distribute copies, publicly perform work, display work, and perform the work using audio and visual methods.
Contact an Intellectual Property Attorney in Fort Worth
If your intellectual property is being threatened, or someone has committed copyright infringement, the Fort Worth attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., are prepared to help you. Our knowledge and experience makes us great candidates for anyone facing legal issues related to intellectual property. Learn more about the legal services that we are able provide for you by calling our Fort Worth offices at (214) 824-1414 today.