Intellectual Property

Copyright Symbols by Mike Seyfang

Copyright Symbols by Mike Seyfang

Copyright
Copyright laws protect artists’ rights in their work. If you are a writer, musician, photographer, artist or if you hire this type of professionals you need to understand what you need to do to acquire or retain the rights in a work. If you are a business owner, you likely have copyrightable works on your website, in your software code, & other places that deserve protection.

We will work with you to identify what copyrightable works you own & to create a strategy to protect them. We can draft & negotiate licensing agreements and copyright assignments on your behalf to maximize the financial benefits of your works. If you find that someone is using your work without your permission, we can create and implement a plan to protect your rights.

Carter Law Firm can assist you with:

  • Copyright Registrations
  • Cease & Desist Letters to alleged Infringers
  • DMCA Takedown Notices & Counter Takedown Notices
  • Works made for Hire Contracts
  • Copyright Assignments & Licenses

Trademark
A trademark is the mark you use to distinguish your goods or services from your competition. It can be any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, that you use to sell your wares.  If another company uses a mark that is confusingly similar to your mark, you have options to defend your rights in your trademark. We will create a strategy to maximizing the protection and financial benefits of your mark through registration, use, and licensing.

Carter Law Firm can assist you with:

  • Trademark Identifications
  • Trademark Searches
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Cease & Desist Letters to alleged Infringers

Intellectual Property Strategies
For many businesses, your biggest asset is your intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, patents, & trade secrets). It is imperative that you understand what your rights are and that you have a comprehensive strategy for protecting them.  Carter Law Firm will work with you to determine what intellectual property your company owns, the best courses of action for protecting these assets which will include the best responses if anyone infringes on your intellectual property rights.

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