You have created a work. A song, film, book, painting, photograph or article.
We understand how hard you worked to develop and bring these ideas to life. You come to find that your entire creation or some portion of it is being used somewhere without your knowledge and permission and without credit or payment to you as the creator.
To prove copyright infringement you must prove that the alleged infringing work is substantially similar to your original work and also that the alleged infringing party had access to the work.
Our partner Joseph D. Nohavicka was a professional musician before he became an a attorney and understands the intricacies and value of your created work. Mr. Nohavicka has handled what has been quoted as “the largest copyright case in television history” in Everette Hallford v. Fox Entertainment Group Inc. et al., case number 1:12-cv-01806, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Our team represents both businesses and individuals in a wide range of copyright litigation including:
- Music, film and television copyright infringement
- Misappropriation and misuse of copyright
- Rights of publicity cases
- Lanham Act violations
- Creation of work: employee vs independent contractor
- Royalty disputes
- Unauthorized use
- Trademark disputes
- Confusingly similar works
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