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Copyright Attorney in Chicago

Let’s start simple. What does a copyright attorney do?

The answer is pretty straightforward. They help protect copyrights, a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as the creator tangibly fixes the work.

The copyright law provides the author with a collection of exclusive rights, which include:

  • Reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords
  • Prepare derivative works based upon the works
  • Distribute copies of the work to the public through selling, or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
  • Perform the work publicly if the work is literary, musical, dramatic, or choreographic. This extends to pantomimes, sculptural works, individual images of a motion picture, or other audiovisual work
  • If the work is a sound recording, perform the work publicly through digital audio

These rights apply to protect an author, but the length of coverage depends on the creation of the work. Under current law, works created on or after January 1, 1978, have a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years after the author’s death. In joint works, the term lasts for 70 years after the last surviving author’s death.

Works resulting from works for hire, anonymous or pseudonymous works copyright is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.

Understanding how a copyright works, what it protects, and how you can exercise your rights is important to protecting your creations. Which is where Cool Alex is ready to help. We have extensive industry experience helping authors maintain the legal domain over their original works of authorship.

So, if you would like to learn more about how our copyright attorney solutions can benefit you, please call (312) 236-8500. There, one of our Chicago team members can answer your questions and provide more details regarding our capabilities. Or send us a message by filling out the form found on this page, and we will contact you soon.

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What our Solutions do for You

We focus our copyright practice on protecting your original works. Maintaining these safe from infringement, unauthorized reproduction, and distribution.

In copyright law, there are many types of work, which include:

  • Books
  • Poems
  • Movies
  • Architectural works
  • Computer programs
  • Paintings
  • Illustrations
  • Musical compositions
  • Blog posts
  • Plays
  • Sound recordings
  • And so much more

Cook Alex’s copyright services provide counseling on copyright protection. Counseling on procedures and methods for developing, protecting, and licensing software. Identifying potential copyright candidates in intellectual property portfolios. And by preparing and prosecuting copyright applications in the United States.

We also enforce and defend through counseling on copyright enforcement and litigation avoidance. By investigating of copyright issues, including ownership. And through litigation of copyright infringement.

To help clients maximize their asset value, we counsel them to enhance the value of copyrights and provide diligent support for corporate acquisitions involving copyrights.

When you are ready to work with one of the best copyright attorney teams, please call (312) 236-8500. There, a dedicated Chicago associate can discuss your needs in more detail and can answer your questions. You can also send us a message by filling out the form found on this page and we will contact you shortly.

Rely on our Expertise!

Cook Alex has hundreds of years of collective experience in protecting intellectual property. We have successfully represented clients of all sizes, like inventors, start-ups, research institutions, foundations, universities, established businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Working in a wide spectrum of industries and technologies.

Our clients benefit from:

  • Many decades of intellectual property legal experience
  • Broad knowledge of leading-edge technologies
  • Streamlined, optimized processes that include advanced office technology. This provides clients with cost-effective, high-quality results
  • Differentiated services focused on protecting, enforcing, defending, and maximizing our clients’ intellectual property worldwide

We have been involved in the issuance of thousands of patents and have secured countless trademarks and copyrights.

You can trust Cook Alex to handle all your intellectual property needs!

Work with Cook Alex

To learn more, please call (312) 236-8500 and speak with one of our representatives in Chicago. They can answer questions you may have and can discuss our copyright attorney services in more detail. If you would prefer to send us a message, please fill out the form found on this page and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Cook Alex

Chicago Patent Attorney
200 West Adams Street, Suite 2004
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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2020 Calamos Court, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: (312) 236-8500
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