Copyright Registration in Denver, CO
Copyright registration protects original works of authorship, such as writings, music, architectural designs, computer software, and two- and three-dimensional works of art. Copyright law protect an artist, composer or author’s unique expression of an idea, not the idea itself. Under U.S. law works are protect by copyright law even without registration.
A copyright registration provides the following benefits:
- Presumption of Ownership of the Copyright in the Work
- A Public Record Identifying the Owner
- The Right to File a Lawsuit to Enforce Copyrights
- The Right to seek Statutory Damages, Attorney Fees, and Costs of a Lawsuit
If your work is infringed, you will only be entitled to statutory damages and a potential award of attorney’s fees if your work was registered prior the infringement. For works created after 1978 copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. For an anonymous/ pseudonymous works, or works made for hire, the copyright last for 95-years from the year of first publication or 120 years from the year of creation, whichever expires first. The duration of copyright protection for works varies for works first published before 1978.
The Colorado law offices of Thomas P. Howard, LLC, provide copyright registration services with the United States Copyright Office for a flat fee of $495, plus applicable filing fees charged by the Copyright Office. The firm’s flat fee covers a review of the copyrighted work, preparation of the copyright application, and filing the application with the United States Copyright Office on your behalf.