In Tampa, the attorneys at The Plus IP Firm tirelessly work to help individuals and business owners protect their intellectual property. Copyrights on a work exist as soon as an original work of art is created and fixed on a tangible medium, which means that it “is sufficiently permanent or stable to permit it to be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated for a period of more than transitory duration.” Some examples of copyrightable material include books, artwork, music records, software code, or novels. However, if someone infringes on an original work that qualifies for protection under copyright law, the rights owner would not be able to bring a lawsuit based upon copyright infringement unless the original work is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Many types of works can be copyrighted, and the key aspect to obtaining rights under copyright law is that a work must be an original work. Additionally, these rights can be owned by businesses or individuals.
Our Tampa copyright lawyers focus on the practice of intellectual property law. Concentrating on one specific practice area ensures that our clients receive attention from attorneys with superior knowledge of intellectual property law and high-quality advice for their businesses, inventions, ideas, and works.
If you have any questions about your intellectual property or copyrights, please give our Tampa copyright lawyers a call today to schedule a free initial consultation.