Beijing copyright Lawyer

Our Beijing law firm counsels international individuals and corporations on protection for their copyrighted works and fair use of third-party works. We have experience registering copyrighted works and drafting and negotiating agreements involving copyrighted works, including joint-development agreements, licenses, assignments, and work made for hire agreements. 

Copyrights protect the specific expression embodied in original works of art or authorship.  The owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies to the public, and to perform or display the work publicly.  Our Firm helps copyright owners protect these exclusive rights by preparing and filing applications to register copyrights, enforcing copyrights through litigation or other avenues of relief, and helping copyright owners profit from their creations via licenses and other arrangements.  Our Firm also regularly counsels its clients on the interplay of copyrights with other forms of intellectual property and recommends strategies for effective protection of all intellectual property rights for creative works.  Our Firm attorneys are actively involved as counsel for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal assistance and basic business counseling to area cultural organizations and individuals - fine artists, commercial artists, musicians, performance artists, and writers.  Our attorneys provide lectures and seminars to educate clients, attorneys, and others on the subject of copyrights. 

Software Protection in Beijing

Our Firm understands that source code is the lifeblood of a software company and that a copyright registration covering that code is often an important aspect of a well-rounded software protection strategy, complementing patent and/or trade secret protection and software licensing.  Our Firm is well-versed in copyright office procedures for filing copyright applications in a way that protects trade secrets while still fulfilling statutory requirements to provide a deposit copy of the code to be protected.  

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