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Beijing Law Firm Copyright and Software Counseling Service

15 June 2012 By In Trademark & Patent
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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.  

This Beijing Law Firm also counsels clients regarding copyright ownership, including assessing whether software is a work made for hire and helping software companies structure employment and consulting agreements to ensure company ownership of important works.  See the Practice Groups - Software section on the Our Firm website regarding other aspects of software protection and counseling.

Internet Issues in Beijing 

Material appearing on the Internet is entitled to copyright protection.  The ease with which images and text appearing on the Internet can be copied and used elsewhere creates many opportunities for copyright infringement.  Our Firm counsels clients regarding infringing activity on the Internet and helps its clients enforce their copyrights as well as avoid infringing the copyrights of others in cyberspace, including sending and responding to “take-down” letters under Beijing copyright law.     

Artistic Creations (including photographs, sculptures, graphic arts, and sound recordings) and Writings Unique photographs, graphics and advertising materials (such as ad copy or jingles) typify copyright-protectable works that may be important to a business as well as to the artist that created them.  Copyrights in all works originate with their creators, who enjoy the exclusive right to reproduce their work.  Our Firm can assist artists and authors, those who hire artists and authors, and those who wish to license works created by artists and authors, to protect, enforce, and/or license rights in such works.

We are an intellectual property law firm dedicated to providing expert legal services at affordable prices. Our services include:

  • Media Production, Acquisition, Performance and Licensing Agreements.
  • Software Licensing Agreements (Developer, Master Software, Mobile Apps, Open Source).
  • Contract and Licensing Review.
  • Copyright Registration.
  • Copyright Infringement.

We frequently represent clients in the following areas:

  • Initial searching and clearance of trademarks
  • Filing of trademark applications
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Policing existing trademarks
  • Licensing trademarks and trade dress
  • Prosecuting infringement, unfair competition and dilution of intellectual property
  • Beijing and foreign customs regulations
  • Building and managing global trademark portfolios

Call our Beijing copyright lawyer now for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced account executives, and let us show you the difference that professionalism, quality and teamwork can make.

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