In contrast to other areas of intellectual property that receive attention, businesses routinely ignore or fail to understand the importance and ramifications of copyright law.  A 2012 Commerce Department economic study showed "copyright-intensive industries contributed 5.1 million jobs and grew by 46.3 percent between 1990 and 2011, outpacing other IP-intensive industries."  It is without coincidence that this growth parallels with the growth of the digital age and the internet.


To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts...
— US Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8

Whether you are a photographer, writer, or engage in any other creative endeavor, you likely have a copyright portfolio.  Rao DeBoer Osterrieder guides individuals and businesses to maximize their portfolio rights, and specializes in providing clients with zealous enforcement and defense counsel.

Services related to copyright include:

  • Initial consult and overview
  • Copyright enforcement
  • Copyright infringement analysis & litigation
  • Transfer and licensing of rights
  • Cease & desist letters
  • Notice and takedown
  • DMCA agent service
  • DMCA subpoena (Sec. 512(h))
  • Registration, applications and prosecution
  • Assignments and work-made-for-hire agreements

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