Dallas Copyright Infringement Litigation Attorney
If your copyright has been infringed on, or if you have been accused of copyright infringement, contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. for legal assistance. A copyright protects creative works and those who create them by preventing others from practicing certain exclusive rights granted specifically to the copyright owner without the owner’s consent.
When a person or business unlawfully copies a copyrighted work, it may be necessary to take legal action. Dallas artists push to evolve and innovate as they dream up, develop, and apply cutting-edge ideas to their practices. When their work is stolen, taking legal action is the best way to protect the ownership and rights over their work as well as and discourage future infringements.
The Dallas, Texas-based copyright infringement litigation attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., represents both copyright owners as well as those accused of copyright infringement. If your copyright has been infringed, or if you have been accused of copyright infringement yourself, we can help you explore your legal options and protect your rights throughout the process. Contact us online or by calling (214) 824-1414 to learn how we can help.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Whether your copyright has been violated or you have been accused of copyright violation, a lawyer can be of service. Copyright law is complex, and understanding whether infringement has occurred or not can be difficult. Trying to stop someone else from using your copyright or trying to defend yourself from a lawsuit without a lawyer can be disastrous. A lawyer will know how to argue whether or not something can be considered fair use, whether or not a copyright is still valid, and any other aspects of infringement litigation that may arise.
If you are unsure whether or not someone has violated your copyright, or whether something you want to do may violate copyright, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer. They can help determine what your next steps should be.
Aggressive Representation in Copyright Litigation
The lawyers at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. understand what is at stake when copyright infringement occurs. The assistance we provide goes beyond helping you to register your copyright; we are available to help enforce your copyright in court against an infringer. Additionally, if a copyright infringement lawsuit is brought against you, we can help defend you. We know the work that goes into innovation and how valuable unique quality work is to those who dedicate the time and effort.
Our lawyers have several decades of litigation experience, which provides peace of mind to clients, assuring them that their cases are in the hands of competent and skilled advocates who are fighting for them. We use a unique teamwork approach, ensuring that your case benefits from a variety of perspectives. We also take client communication extremely seriously, and will always consult with you and provide you with detailed information before taking any action.
What Is Copyright Infringement?
Copyright infringement is the use of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder. However, there are many nuances to this law. Copyrighted material can be used without permission if it is considered “fair use,” meaning it is used for parody, news, education, or similar. Fair use can vary, and the definition must be applied on a case by case basis.
As soon as a work is created, it is technically automatically copyrighted. However, the burden of proof required during trademark litigation will vary depending on whether or not the trademark is registered.
Some examples of copyright infringement include:
- Downloading music and movies without paying for them
- Using music or video clips in a video without permission
- Using others’ artwork or photography without permission
- Copying and/or distributing text without permission
It is important to note that even if you have not monetarily profited from a work, you may still have committed copyright infringement.
Free Consultation: Contact a Texas Copyright Litigation Attorney
We are proud to fight for the people of Dallas when they need representation. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed upon, the copyright lawyers from Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. are eager to discuss the options available to you. Don’t wait to hire a lawyer and wonder if you could have done more to protect your business. Call us now to learn the specific ways that we can help you hold people who commit copyright infringement accountable. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, call (214) 824-1414 (toll free at 888-312-1750) or send us an e-mail. Our offices are located in Dallas just off the North Central Expressway. Free parking is available.