Intellectual Property and Copyright Attorneys
Copyright is a type of intellectual property often overlooked by corporate managers. A wide variety of materials may be copyrighted and the cost of registering the copyright is low.
The types of items which may be registered under U.S. copyright law include:
- Printed materials
- Product catalogs
- Advertising materials, including photographs
- Technical manuals
- Training materials
- Works of visual art in traditional and new media
- Web sites
- Architectural plans
Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. will advise you in all aspects of copyright law and inform you of the simple steps your staff may take to achieve copyright registration and protection.
Call 952.563.3000 or send an e-mail to arrange for a consultation.
Copyright Enforcement and Litigation
Copyrights may be enforced, but unlike a patent, a copyright protects only the manner in which the underlying idea is expressed and not the idea itself. For that reason, disputes over copyrights involve highly subjective interpretations of what constitutes or does not constitute copyright infringement.
Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. actively defends the rights and interests of clients in matters relating to copyrighted materials. Often, we negotiate a solution that removes the offending materials from distribution. When necessary, we will litigate matters involving copyrighted materials and other areas of intellectual property law. We also take action through the U.S. Customs office to prevent the importation of materials that violate your copyrights.
Copyrights, much like trademarks and trade dress, help you differentiate your business from others and create barriers for competitors. Let Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. advise you in these matters.
For a consultation with a copyright lawyer at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. call 952.563.3000 or send us an e-mail. Located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, we serve clients in Minnesota, throughout the country and around the world.