Verna Law, P.C. is a premier boutique law firm with a unique focus on Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Advertising, and Media Law). Anthony M. Verna III, Managing Partner, has served the New York City metropolitan region since 2006.
OUR COPYRIGHT LAWYERS HAVE OVER 40 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE
We Will Fight For Your Copyright
Have you written a novel, a book of poems, a play, a song, or a movie? Or maybe you’ve created a new kind of computer software or architectural design? If so, you’re probably considering copyrighting your literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work.
Copyright lawyers help you or your company protect the works you create, so only you or your company can make money off your work. Basically, a copyright is a set of rights granted by the government for expressions of ideas or information. That means that you can’t copyright an idea itself—only an original expression of the idea. For example, if you have an idea for a novel but haven’t written it, you can’t copyright it. But if you’ve written your novel, copyrighted it and somebody else publishes it, they’re infringing on your copyright.
That’s where the right copyright lawyer can help. Our team of copyright lawyers at Verna Law is here to protect you or your company’s work, and we do that to further scientific and artistic progress. Since copyrights grant authors and creators a temporary monopoly, or ownership of exclusive rights for a specified length of time, they help encourage and promote creativity and knowledge.
If you want to be a part of artistic and scientific progress through copyrighting your work, or if you have any questions about copyright registration, protection or filing, get in touch with our knowledgeable team of copyright lawyers.
Copyright Law serving New York City
Once your work becomes tangible, it’s technically copyrighted. In other words, as soon as you’ve created your work and it’s in a format that can be accessed by others (i.e., a book that’s been written or a song that’s been recorded), it’s technically copyrighted. But while you don’t have to officially register your copyright, it’s still a smart idea. If you don’t register your copyright, you won’t have the same legal protection you would’ve if someone infringes on your copyright. Generally, a copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death, or in the case of a joint author situation, 70 years after the last author’s death. So, copyright registration is valuable. Our copyright attorneys can work with you to register your copyright, answer any questions you may have about the process, and do it all cost-effectively. Register your copyright. Learn More
Copyright infringement is when someone takes the rights that a copyright owner has without permission. This can mean creating copies of a copyrighted architectural blueprint, selling copies of a copyrighted screenplay, or publicly performing a copyrighted musical. If your copyright is being infringed upon, or you’re being accused of copyright infringement, our copyright lawyers have extensive experience working on copyright infringement lawsuits. Led by Managing Partner Anthony M. Verna III, who’s admitted to the Southern District of New York (Federal courthouse in Manhattan) and the Eastern District of New York (Federal courthouse in Brooklyn), our copyright lawyers have over 40 years of combined litigation experience and can fight for your rights.
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You have questions. We have answers. Like, what is the legal definition of fair use: a case where the copyright owner can’t block a derivative work, or a work that’s based on their copyrighted work, including criticism, comment (such as satire or review), news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. Or maybe you’re wondering whether willful infringement of a copyright can result in more damages (in some cases, yes), whatever your questions, our copyright lawyers work with you to make sure you understand everything. Questions about copyrights? Get answers. Learn More
Our Copyright Legal Team
The right legal team can make all the difference in protecting you and your ideas. We pride ourselves on being your trusted copyright lawyers in New York City. With over 40 years of combined experience, we offer big firm law expertise with the attention and speed you only get from a small firm. Our team is here to fight for what you create.
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