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Copyright

From simple registration to complex licensing agreements and infringement litigation, we have all of your Copyright legal needs covered!

Our clients are involved in an ever expanding range of creative fields, from individual illustrative artists to record labels, film production companies, and publishing houses. No matter your medium, we are here to help monetize and protect your creative works. You won’t find a more knowledgeable copyright attorney for such an affordable price! Contact us today for a free consultation!

Our Services

The copyright services we offer are comprehensive and can be thought of as four pronged:

  1. Registering and protecting your works; 
  2. Negotiating the sale and licensing of copyrighted works;
  3. Advising on the use of third party works; and
  4. Pursuing infringement claims of your creative works.

Registering and protecting your works

No matter if you’re an established artist or just starting out, before publishing any creative work, you SHOULD ALWAYS REGISTER YOUR WORK WITH THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE! Doing so could mean the difference in thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the case of infringement. More about that here.

Furthermore, you should always consult an attorney when filing your registration. We offer an extremely affordable registration service of only $150! Don’t rely on national websites that pay little attention to the details of your registration. Work with a local lawyer who cares about your protection and is there for you throughout the process. Contact us now and we will have your registration pending review at the copyright office within 24 hours! 

Negotiating the sale and licensing of copyrighted works

Whether you’re an individual artist, production company or publishing house, monetizing and distributing any form of media requires detailed and heavily negotiated licensing and acquisition agreements. These agreements require the knowledge of a copyright lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the industry and the many was to monetize your copyrighted works. The inclusive or exclusive of certain clauses can mean the difference in thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue. We negotiate and draft:

  • Copyright, trademark, and trade secret license agreements,
  • Commercialization agreements,
  • Cross-licensing agreements,
  • Copyright acquisitions,
  • Domestic and international marketing and distribution agreements,
  • Confidentiality agreements; and
  • End user license agreements.

No matter your industry or desired agreement, we have all of your copyright acquisition and licensing legal needs covered. Contact us now for a free consultation!

Advising on the use of third party works

No matter the circumstances, you should always seek advise when using other copyrighted works or other people’s images and information. Failure to do so can make you vulnerable to claims of copyright infringement, defamation, or violation of privacy or publicity. We will ensure that your use of the material qualifies as “fair use” and therefor a complete defense to copyright infringement, defamation, or violation of privacy or publicity. These are just some of the types of work that we regularly advise clients on:

  • Fair use of copyrighted works in documentary films,
  • Website a print news articles,
  • The use of copyrighted and trademarked works in films and books,
  • Sampling in music, and
  • The use of copyrighted works, trademarks, and people’s images in ad campaigns

Contact us now for a free consultation to ensure that you are not opening yourself up to liability!

Pursuing infringement claims of your creative works

There are few things more frustrating than finding out that your copyrighted work is being used without your permission or proper compensation. We know how unnerving this can be, and we have your back. You won’t find a more knowledgeable and tenacious copyright lawyer in Michigan for such an affordable price. Contact us today to pursue your infringement claim!

We also enforce rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including issuing “John Doe” subpoenas to learn the identities of anonymous infringers.

Schedule a free consultation!

No retainer necessary! Just tell me what’s on your mind and we can plan the next steps for your success!

Why work with us?

  • Tenacious representation for an AFFORDABLE PRICE!
  • Weekend meetings & Consultations Available!
  • Educated on Modern Issues & Laws!

Email: kerrylawpllc@gmail.com

Tel: (734) 263-1193

Address: 214 S. Main St. Ste 200
                 Ann Arbor MI, 48104
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