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Copyrights

A copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, artistic, musical, dramatic, and certain other tangible works.
The Law Firm of P. Jeffrey Martin, LLC can assist individuals and businesses in obtaining copyright protection for their works of art.

The owner of the copyright generally has the exclusive right to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords, to prepare derivative works based on the work, and to distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership. With respect to literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic works, pantomimes, audiovisual works and similar artistic works, the owner of the copyright generally has the exclusive right to publicly display and perform the work.
Copyright protection may also extend to pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works. The following is a list of such works:

  • Advertisements
  • Models
  • Labels
  • Stencils
  • Greeting cards
  • Holograms
  • Weaving designs
  • Collages
  • Cartoons
  • Paintings
  • Lithographs
  • Posters
  • Figurines
  • Postcards
  • Bumper stickers
  • Photographs
  • Dolls
  • Stickers
  • Games
  • Decals
  • Carvings
  • Posters
  • Comic strips
  • Molds
  • Artificial flowers and plants
  • Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Craft kits
  • Technical drawings
  • Jewelry designs
  • Drawings
  • Murals
  • Stained glass designs
  • Stationery

Copyright Protection For An Original Work Of Authorship Does Not Extend To The Following:
• Ideas, concepts, discoveries, principles
• Formulas, processes, systems, method, procedures
• Words and short phrases, such as names, titles, and slogans
• Familiar symbols or designs
• Mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring

Call 843-280-2400 or e-mail Registered Patent Attorney P. Jeff Martin directly to schedule a free initial consultation concerning copyrights and related issues.

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