Copyright law protects all creative materials — music compositions, art, architectural designs, sculptures and the written word.
Today’s photographers, computer programmers, web application developers and authors struggle to keep pace with the Internet and technological developments. With the click of a button, professional images can be rebroadcast to millions of viewers. It is critical in today’s Internet age to make sure your creative expressions remain your own.
Securing copyright for your original work of authorship is an important step in guarding your exclusive rights to the material. Formally registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office provides important benefits. Registration establishes a public record of your copyright claim and acts as evidence of the validity of your copyright and is necessary before an infringement lawsuit may be brought against an infringer.
Case Synopsis: Redwoodventures Ltd. et al. v. Irwin RX Ltd., Case No. 5:15-cv-5174-TLB (2015)
In this copyright infringement case, Rose Law Firm attorneys defended against claims for copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and unjust enrichment. We defended our client and vigorously challenged the validity of the copyright Certificates of Registration by alleging fraud upon the Copyright Office. Eventually, the parties came to a resolution whereby the plaintiff’s claims were dismissed with prejudice, and our client paid nothing to the plaintiff.