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Intellectual Property Law Firm

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What is a Copyright?
How Do I Obtain a Copyright?

How To Obtain A Copyright in Jacksonville

Protect yourself and your work. Copyrighting your original creations can give you the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, or sell them. Our Jacksonville, Florida-based law firm can assist.

Bring a Lawsuit for Infringement

Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You are required to register your work, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do the following:

  • Reproduce the Work in Copies or Phonorecords
  • Distribute Copies or Phonorecords of the Work to the Public by Sale or Other Transfer of Ownership, or by Rental,
    Lease, or Lending
  • Perform the Work Publicly, in the Case of Literary, Musical, Dramatic, & Choreographic Works, Pantomimes, & Motion Pictures & Other Audiovisual Works
  • Display the Work Publicly, in the Case of Literary, Musical, Dramatic, & Choreographic Works, Pantomimes, & Pictorial, Graphic, or Sculptural Works, including the Individual Images of a Motion Picture or Other Audiovisual Work; & in the Case of Sound Recordings, to Perform the Work Publicly by Means of a Digital Audio Transmission
  • Prepare Derivative Works Based upon the Work

Signing Documents

Rights of Attribution & Integrity

In addition, certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution and integrity as described in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act. Each copyright application offers a unique scope of protection. Knowing your rights upfront is vital to securing your ownership of your literary work, sound recording, musical piece, screenplay, motion picture, painting, mosaic, or other type of artistic expression. NAJAFI LAW, P.A. can help you determine whether copyright protection is appropriate for your true business goals.

Examples of original works that can be protected under copyright law include the following:

  • Logos & Product Packaging
  • Software & Databases
  • Audio Recordings & Music
  • Film, Video Productions, & Motion Pictures
  • Technical & Architectural Designs
  • Books, Magazines, & Other Publications
  • Sculptures
  • Fabric Designs
  • Examinations & Tests
  • Mask Works (Semiconductor Chips)