Protecting your profits
Protecting a copyright can be the difference between profiting from your work and watching someone else profit. Profits from licensing and enforcement of copyrights have grown tremendously in recent years. In addition, this country's adoption of the Berne Convention makes your U.S. copyright enforceable in many foreign countries. We can assist you with understanding, obtaining, licensing and protecting copyrights-in short, maximizing the advantages the law affords you.
Understanding the technology allows us to protect you better
New technology has created new boundaries in copyright law. As hands-on technologists, we understand those boundaries. That's how we've been able to help clients protect valuable new assets such as computer databases, computer programs and Internet material. In addition, we continue to obtain valuable copyrights in more traditional works like artworks, books, motion pictures, sound recordings, graphics, sculpture, architecture, choreography and pantomimes.
We assist our clients with:
- Registering copyrights
- Performing title searches
- Enforcing and litigating copyrights
- Analysis on infringement and defenses to infringement
- Negotiation of copyright agreements
Imagine container loads of skateboards all bearing your company's designs pouring into the U.S. through its borders. If these goods make it to the marketplace, they will be sold at fire sale prices, the premium you commanded in the marketplace will evaporate and your designs will become mundane and valueless. This happened to a Sheldon Mak & Anderson client.
Sheldon Mak & Anderson developed the necessary evidence and was able to obtain seizure of the infringing goods at multiple locations, without prior notice to the infringers. The defendants' infringing goods and records, including computer-based records, were seized. Sheldon Mak & Anderson client recovered the monies spent to stop the infringement and the infringing goods were destroyed. Powell v. Zenital.