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What Can A Copyright Lawyer Help You With?

A copyright attorney helps clients protect their intellectual property or go through the process of using other people’s works for promotion, whether it’s musical creations, books, or movies. Attorneys can address any concerns that you might have during the copyright process, such as the type of application form you should use, how to register a copyright, and the length of time that a copyright lasts.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Copyright Lawyer In The U.S.?

The cost of hiring a lawyer that specializes in copyright varies depending on location and scale, but you’ll typically find copyright attorneys in the range of $100 to $400 an hour.

How To Find The Best Copyright Lawyer

Finding an attorney that’s perfectly suited to your circumstances can be difficult, especially when it comes to searching for a copyright infringement lawyer to be tasked with litigation. Many make use of referrals to find a qualified attorney. People you know and trust, whether on a personal level or in a professional capacity, may recommend a competent lawyer due to their firsthand experience with them. You can also check local directories like online listings to find law firms in your area. Click here to easily find & compare the best copyright lawyers in your area for free.

Need A Copyright Lawyer In Your Area?

Copyright law is governed by federal regulations rather than state laws, so it’s not essential that legal representation is local. However, it can be convenient. To find attorneys practicing copyright law in your area, consider making use of platforms like UpCounsel, which connect you with top-rated lawyers in your state.

FAQs About Copyright Lawyers And Law

Do I Need A Copyright Lawyer?

Copyright is incredibly complex and difficult to navigate, so getting a trademark and copyright lawyer can help speed up the process and ensure that all paperwork submitted is legally valid, which can significantly reduce stress. A lawyer will also help with litigation in cases where a copyrighted idea has been unlawfully used.

Can A Copyright Owner Sue You?

Copyright owners are permitted to sue infringers based on The Copyright Act, which allows them to recover and acquire significant amounts of money.

Is Copyright A Serious Crime?

Using work without permission can not only result in having to pay damages, but can land you up to 5 years in prison if it’s proven that the violation was willful and that you benefitted commercially from it. In cases such as this, you’ll need the help of a copyright attorney to plead your case.

Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1203 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Liz O.

Liz Oliner

1169 reviews
If you want someone who has gone through the trademark process over and over again, look no further than Liz Oliner. She has filed over 300 trademarks in the last year alone and has practically got the process down to a science. Small businesses and entrepreneurs frequently come to Ms. Oliner for their trademark and brand protection needs.
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Lauri D.

Lauri Donahue

498 reviews
Lauri Donahue has been practicing law for more than 25 years. She advises high-tech, media, and entertainment companies in the U.S., Israel, and the EU on matters including technology licensing, entertainment law, video game law, anti-piracy, antitrust, IP litigation, and patent monetization. Ms. Donahue also trains and manages multi-shore teams and teaches law in the U.S. and overseas.
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Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan

428 reviews
Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
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Richard E.

Richard Eldredge

403 reviews
Richard Eldredge is a corporate attorney and a professor of law. He has over seven years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Richard is experienced in patents and business formation, as well as trademark and copyright law. He received his degree in law from the La Verne College of Law. Richard has been a patent attorney and engineer at the Eldrege Law Firm since September 2005.
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Ross B.

Ross Brandborg

376 reviews
Ross Brandborg is an attorney at law with more than 13 years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ross is also a member of the North Dakota Patent Bar. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after his graduation from the University of North Dakota. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as in patents. Ross founded his own law firm, Brandborg Law, in 2017.
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Scott S.

Scott Stram

364 reviews
As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
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Neil G.

Neil Gandhi

323 reviews
Neil Ghandhi has 12 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Neil received his legal degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Neil is experienced in securities and finances, and often assists startup companies overcome legal obstacles. He has been the chief legal officer at since December 2015, as well as the managing attorney at his own legal office since January 2014.
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Jake S.

Jake Siciliano

224 reviews
Jake graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he focused on international trademark and corporate law. As of 2022, he has obtained his L.L.M. in Financial Compli... read more
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

221 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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