Keeping The Right To Exclusive Use Of Your Originals With A Copyright

Does your business have original writing, a computer program or database, music, a movie or sound recording? You can copyright these types of original works to protect your right to exclusive use and financial gain. If another entity uses your work without permission, it could destroy its value. It could even result in a total loss of your enforceable rights.

It is important to act quickly to copyright your original work. The fast pace of technological advances and ever-changing copyright legislation can make the process confusing without the help of an experienced attorney.

Paul C. VanSlyke has worked with the United States copyright and intellectual property law for over three decades. His comprehensive skill can help protect your copyrightable material such as:

  • Printed literary writing, music, dramatic works
  • Software, computer programs, databases
  • Digital audio recordings
  • Sound recordings
  • Music videos
  • Pictorial, graphic, sculptural work
  • Architectural designs

Mr. VanSlyke has extensive experience in federal court, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He brings a wealth of knowledge to every case he undertakes. Call his office in Houston at 713-364-0730 to schedule an appointment with him.

Effective Copyright Protection Is A Complex Matter

Copyright is protected for the creator's life plus 70 years, and patents for up to 20 years, before the rights enter the public domain. Some copyrighted material can be used without permission under certain "fair use" exceptions. Trademarks can last forever, but not if the company abandons them or the public no longer associates the mark with the company's product.

Mr. VanSlyke provides personal service and aggressive advocacy that assists clients to seek the most efficient solutions for:

  • Copyright fees
  • Copyright royalties
  • Copyright term extensions
  • Copyright renewals
  • Online copyrights
  • Use of copyrighted material for distance education
  • Transfers of copyright ownership
  • Copyright infringement
  • International trademarks
  • Trademark infringement

Contact him to procure copyright protection, review your entertainment law contracts or for trademark litigation issues.

Meet With An Experienced Copyright Lawyer Soon To Safeguard Your Work

Mr. VanSlyke helps clients throughout Texas as plaintiffs or defendants with copyright law and brand law matters. Call Paul C. VanSlyke, Senior Counsel at Hoover Slovacek LLP, at 713-364-0730 or complete the online form.