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Three Benefits of Hiring a Copyright Attorney

So you created a wonderful new piece of intellectual property such as:

  • Music
  • Literature
  • A Movie or Play
  • Choreography
  • A Photograph
  • Sculptures
  • A Website
  • Or any other unique work or design

Now what do you do?

How do you protect yourself and your work from monetary or personal loss?

You will need to explore the legal protection known as copyrighting. A copyright attorney can be extremely helpful. The legal advice and guidance you will receive will not only provide proper credit to the responsible party, but it will serve as the foundation for protected business ventures. Below we outline the main three benefits of hiring a copyright lawyer:

  • Copyright Registration. A copyright attorney will successfully complete your copyright registration. With a knowledgeable attorney, there will be no time delays, no oversights and no mistakes. Your work will undoubtably be properly protected by a qualified professional.
  • Copyright Renewals. Copyright renewals will not go unnoticed. As you progress in your business or endeavors, your plate will become increasing full. Your copyright attorney will always keep a watchful line on renewals and expirations. Also, as you continue to progress, guess who is going to need a knowledgeable business lawyer for guidance, advice, and representation? Yes, you!
  • Copyright Protection. When a properly filed copyright is violated, it is still the responsibility of the registrant to seek a resolution or legal judgement. An experienced copyright attorney will properly represent your best interests for a expedited remedy to the violation.

The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A., located in Boca Raton, FL, will consult to review your needs and guide you based on experience and knowledge of the law. Contact us for more information regarding copyright registration, how to protect your intellectual property via copyright, or copyright infringement cases.

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How to Protect Intellectual Property

Intellectual property can also be defined as intangible assets. Usually, intellectual property will fall into one of these categories: music, art, inventions, symbols, logos, designs, brands, or trade secrets.

In order to protect intellectual property, you will want to register your IP, which will preserves the rights of inventors, artists, businesses, etc…

Once Intellectual Property is registered, it has the same ownership rights as that of physical property. Intellectual property can be bought, sold, or transferred in the same way as a piece of land, a house, or an automobile.

There are several ways to protect your intellectual property. Depends on the type of IP that you have, you’ll need to chose the proper registration. An experienced Intellectual Property Attorney will be able to guide you through the registration process to protect your IP and make it legally yours.

Patents

Patents are generally reserved for inventions. If you have developed a product or process that is unique, and plan to profit from it, you’ll want to seek a patent registration. Patent registrations are often a complex process that requires a patent lawyer with experience in patent law.

Copyrights

A copyright registration will protect original works like authorship, literary compositions, music, drama, photography, audio, video, software and other intellectual works. The owner of the copyright should begin using the standard copyright symbol when registration is completed.

Trademarks

A trademark registration will protect the name of your business, product, or service by preventing others from representing a business, product, or service under the same or similar name. The first step in a trademark registration is to conduct a trademark search to confirm that a trademark has not already been registred.

A Final Word

The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. will consult to review your needs and guide you based on experience and knowledge of the law. For more information regarding how to properly protect your intellectual property, contact us to learn how we can be of assistance to you.

Victory for Internet Attacks Lawyer

Large Corporations, small businesses, and individuals are all concerned with their online reputation, and rightfully so!

Reputation management and public image are just two of the countless aspects of our lives that that have been impacted by the internet. The internet and social media not only allows for people to create their own personal brands but also invites others into their lives in a way that was not possible before the advent of the World Wide Web.

The Lomnitzer Law Firm was recently successful in a major preceding that was published in Legal Ink Magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article in full.

Our Boca Raton based Law Firm has seen this many times regarding internet attacks and are often contracted to protect the reputation of a client.

If you believe that you are in need of an attorney for Internet slander, dishonest Internet reviews, or any other attack on yours or your corporation’s reputation, we invite you to contact us to discuss your situation and the options that are available to you.

Our lawyers represent clients nationwide and locally in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura, Miami and all surrounding areas.

Welcome Candice Lazar

The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. is excited to announce the addition of Candice Lazar as our newest associate. Ms. Lazar concentrates her practice in entertainment law, intellectual property law, and civil litigation.

Ms. Lazar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Management from Walsh College before graduating cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.

She has published two articles, served as Executive Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review, and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Ms. Lazar’s previous experience in the advertising industry gives her a unique perspective into the fields of entertainment law and intellectual property law.

Ms. Lazar is licensed in the State of Florida and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Her professional associations include:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Florida Bar Entertainment and Sports Law Section.

With the addition of the knowledgeable and talented Ms. Lazar, we are confident that our firm and clients will benefit greatly.