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Copyright Lawyers – Scottsdale, AZ

In the digital age we live in, your creative works can now be easily copied and distributed throughout the world. As a result, there is a greater need today than ever before to protect creative works by federally registering your copyrights. From their office in Scottlsdale the attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. handle all aspects of U.S. copyright law including advising on what is copyrightable, drafting applications for registration with the U.S. Copyright Office, drafting licenses, advising on infringement, and handling copyright litigation.

Fees

Since our founding in 1976, Weiss & Moy, P.C. of Scottsdale, Arizona has billed for its copyright services on a flat-fee basis so that our clients know exactly how much it will cost to protect their names and logos. While many lawyers bill for their services on a per-hour basis, Weiss & Moy, P.C. attorneys give you a binding quote for our work at the beginning, so you know exactly what you are getting into. Our flat-fee billing structure allows you to budget for legal expenses in the same way that you might budget for research and development, marketing, or other costs. For copyright litigation, Weiss & Moy, P.C. offers low hourly rates for advising on whether or not to sue, prosecuting or defending civil litigation cases, and negotiating pre-litigation settlements.

Copyright Basics

Fair Use

The “Fair Use” doctrine is the largest and most well-known exception to the general rule that the copyright owner holds the rights of reproduction, adaptation, public distribution, public performance and public display. The reproduction of copyrighted works without the owner’s permission may be legal or “fair” if it meets certain criteria.

The attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. can help you determine whether or not the fair use doctrine can be applied to your situation.

Copyright Law

A federally registered copyright is granted by the United States Copyright Office. Once federally registered, it allows the owner to file suit for infringement and qualify for statutory damages.

Why obtain a federally registered copyright?

Without registering your copyright you cannot sue anyone for copyright infringement. Moreover, if you wait until someone else infringes before registering, you will typically not be able to obtain statutory damages.

Filing An Application

The attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. will advise you as to the appropriate type of specimen to submit with your copyright application.

At Weiss & Moy, P.C., we recognize the importance of moving quickly to secure your rights. For this reason, we are often able to prepare the copyright registration paperwork for filing with the United States Copyright Office within one to two business days.

Infringement Analysis

The intellectual property attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. are able to perform a copyright infringement analysis by comparing your creative works with the works of another. We will advise you if there is enough “substantial copying” to qualify for infringement. In addition, we can determine if someone’s use falls under the “fair use” exception to the U.S. Copyright Laws.

Intellectual Property Litigation

The attorneys at Weiss & Moy, P.C. have substantial experience in various types of intellectual property litigation in multiple district courts throughout the country involving such diverse areas as software, apparel, computer databases, and other copyrightable works. Copyright litigation is a highly specialized area of law. Weiss & Moy, P.C. can guide you through the complexities of litigation in order to protect your intellectual property interests.

Get Started Today

We have 3 locations in major cities. Whether you live in Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada or Boca Raton, Florida we’re ready to serve you. Contact us at one of our law offices below:

Scottsdale Office

4204 N. Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-8888

Las Vegas Office

3753 Howard Hughes Parkway, #200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
1-888-689-1862

Boca Raton Office

7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 302-20
Boca Raton, FL 33433
1-888-689-1862