As previous posts on this blog have discussed, many of the most prominent copyright disputes concern books, music and other works of art. Many people may mistakenly assume that this means businesses need only concern themselves with trademarks, patents and trade secrets, and not with copyright law. However, copyright disputes can concern business materials, as well as art and literatue. In fact, many businesses in New York City need to rely on copyrights to protect their software, marketing material and other important assets.
Your business has an exclusive right to the copyrightable material it creates. However, many businesses don't know how to enforce their rights. Without copyright protection for your business materials, a competitor can effectively poach your customers. Even a competitor with vastly inferior services or products can profit from your hard work if it gets away with copying your intellectual property without your permission.
Copyright infringement can also involve many other legal issues. For example, in some cases, copyright infringement is related to employment issues, as when an employee leaves one firm to work at another, bringing along protected intellectual property.
Our law office has experience helping New York businesses protect their copyrights, trade secrets and other unique tools of their business that they use to get and maintain a competitive edge. Whether your business is facing accusations of copyright infringement or needs to file a lawsuit against a competitor, we have the knowledge and wherewithal to investigate the facts, give our honest opinion of the legal options available and, if necessary, advocate for the rights of our business client in court.