Design Copyright Infringement Lawyers
From graphic and visual design, to industrial and product design, to fashion and more, design touches every facet of our lives today. Whichever design discipline you practice, if your designs have been used in ways you didn’t consent to, design copyright infringement was committed and you may be entitled to recover damages. If you believe you’re a victim of infringement, contact the dedicated design copyright infringement lawyers right here at CopyCat Legal to learn more about how we can help.
Here to Protect Your Design
Regardless of what you design, we understand the hours and talent that go into your craft. Unfortunately, there are others who would think nothing of using your design for their own benefit and without your permission. This is unacceptable, and our copyright infringement lawyers are here to help.
Though you technically own the rights to your design from the moment of its inception or creation, the most important thing you can do to protect it is to have it copyrighted. Once your design is copyrighted, you officially own the design and have exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, or publicly display the design (unless the design was created “for hire,” meaning you made the design for an employer).
Once you register your design with the U.S. Copyright Office, it will deter individuals from stealing your design, or, if they decide to steal it anyway, it will be easier to pursue damages from them.
Whether your design was copyrighted or not, if we can prove that it was stolen, you should qualify for damages. If your design was copyrighted, we can pursue statutory damages, which can range from $750 to $30,000, and in some cases, even more. If your design was not copyrighted, we may still seek actual damages on your behalf. That said, you should note that actual damages are a bit more complicated to calculate than statutory damages, which is why it’s always best to have your design copyrighted from the start.
CopyCat Legal is a law firm dedicated to helping creatives all across the country protect their intellectual property. If you believe your design copyright was infringed upon or you would like to create a copyright to prevent infringement, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are here to help you through each step of the process ahead.