Copyright - what you need to know
Do you want to use the value of your creative assets to grow your business?
Do you want to prevent other people from taking advantage of those creative assets without paying you?
Understanding and using Copyright law can help you do this.
The copyright lawyers at LawBite are well-versed in providing copyright legal advice on a wide range of matters. These include identifying what copyright protected works subsist in your business, who owns them and whether they are adequately protected. Our copyright solicitors also deal with contentious issues, including investigating suspected infringement, advising on the tests for determining what amounts to copying, where the line is drawn between legal inspiration and illegal copying, and when and how the defences and fair dealing exceptions apply in the context of infringement claims.
Where you need to transfer ownership of copyright to or from another party, or simply put in place a contractual right to use a copyright work, we can draft copyright assignments and licence and royalty agreement to help you generate maximum revenue. As well as drafting copyright notices/disclaimers and online copyright notice and take-down policies, our copyright solicitors also handle cease and desist letters and general infringement actions and has a strong record of success.
Copyright will not necessarily protect all creative works. For instance, it wouldn’t protect ideas, names or short phrases / taglines, so if a work doesn’t meet the requirements for fixation or originality then our commercially minded team of copyright lawyers can advise how else to protect these works.
Copyright legal advice for your business
Copyright is the legal right of a creator to prevent other people from copying things that they create. The types of creative work that have copyright under English law are set out in a statute called the Copyright Designs and Patents Act, 1988 (or CDPA). Copyright can apply to a wide range of creations, such as:
- ‘How to’ guides
Many businesses own far more copyrights than they realise.
Why is Copyright important?
- help you protect the value of what you create and stop other people stealing it;
- add to the value of your company
- make it easier to raise investment
- help you create revenue streams from licensing or exploiting your copyrights
How LawBite can help
Our copyright solicitors can help you quickly and cost-effectively to
- work out which copyrights you own or could own
- provide copyright legal advice on how to protect your assets
- help you maximise the commercial potential of your copyright
- help you avoid infringing other peoples’ copyright
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