Copyright Infringement in CA
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A copyright is a right which keeps others from using your uniquely original
work. Whenever a person or business encroaches on the exclusive rights
held by the owner of a copyright, they commit copyright infringement and
can face fines and other penalties.
A copyright gives the owner certain rights they alone may exercise, including
the right to:
- Reproduce the copyrighted work
- Distribute reproductions of the work to the public for sale
- Perform the copyrighted work
intellectual property attorney from The Mirkhan Law Firm can assist you in protecting your registered
copyright. You will need an experienced legal professional to handle the
complicated procedural requirements for litigation. Do not wait to speak
with the dedicated lawyers at our firm.
Can I pursue legal action?
Even though another's work may appear very similar to yours, there
is no guarantee they have infringed upon your material.
You may not be able to pursue litigation if any of the following are included
in your claim:
- Facts such as historical events
- General or vague ideas
- Any elements which necessarily flow from general ideas
Since facts do not belong to any singular person, it is impossible to claim
rights to them. Similarly, general or vague ideas cannot be copyrighted,
making it difficult to prove a case against another company or individual
if this is your only basis. If you still believe your ideas have been
stolen, you will need to consult with an experienced attorney to determine
what steps to take next.
How does a copyright infringement suit work?
Once you have retained a copyright litigation attorney, you will need to
file a formal complaint. After this, the defendant will have three weeks
to file a responsive pleading, either answering the charges or making
a motion to dismiss the case. A discovery phase will follow, which can
last several months. Once completed, the case moves to summary judgment
motions and the trial.
If you wish to bring a case against another individual or business for
copyright infringement, you will need to establish that there is significant
similarity between your material and another's and that the person
accused of infringement had access to your work. If successful, it is
possible to recover damages in a copyright litigation case.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you believe your intellectual property has been stolen or your copyrighted
work has been infringed upon, you need to take legal action. Discuss your
case with a knowledgeable attorney. At
The Mirkhan Law Firm, our primary goal is pursuing justice on behalf of our clients, no matter
what the issue. We are fearless in defending our clients—call our
office today and learn what we can do for your business.