Art Copyright | Visual Art Law

As an owner of the copyright in a work of art, it is important that you protect your intellectual property rights. If a work of art was created by you, or its rights were assigned to you in some way, then you likely own the copyright interests in that piece. Registering with the U.S. Copyright Office is the best way to protect your interests in that work.

If you think someone has infringed on your rights we can prepare a “cease and desist” letter informing them of their unlawful activity and the need for them to stop immediately. If the situation is not resolved like that informally, a proper copyright registration will allow you to bring a law suit against the infringing party and seek damages. You may have heard that you automatically receive a copyright upon creation of your work. While this is true, if you are ever in a position to bring an infringement law suit against someone, a registration certificate by the U.S. Copyright Office is usually necessary to prove your case and get the most compensation for the infringement as is possible.