What a client writes, records, visualizes or makes is often what matters most to them. Getting paid for it is not guaranteed. Without copyright registration, the content provider is flying without a seat belt — unprotected from losing out to knockoffs and imitations. An author who doesn’t register before infringement, in almost all cases, is barred from the best of those benefits: statutory damages and attorneys’ fees. Without those threats, any successful litigation, or a swift settlement, is much less likely.
And without enforcement, copyright registration is a meaningless right. The client may own that design, song, screenplay or software, but if someone takes it, uses it and profits from it, steps need to be taken so the author profits, as well. At Kaufman & Kahn, we recognize that unauthorized licensing has another name: theft. We’re ready to demand compensation and credit on behalf of our client.
We also defend against claims of copyright infringement. Sometimes a plaintiff over-exaggerates its damages, doesn’t own the rights, or makes a claim that simply lacks merit. So when infringement claims are leveled, we defend or resolve the matter — efficiently and cost-effectively.
Kaufman & Kahn has registered or enforced copyrights for a variety of content, including
- Computer Software
- Mobile Apps
- Graphic Designs
- Music Compositions and Recordings
- Textiles, and
… to name only a few. Kaufman & Kahn gets the work done.