Copyrights protect original literary and artistic expression that is conveyed in a fixed medium. For example, a book, a song or a movie is protected by copyright law. Ideas by themselves are not copyrightable. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to mail a copy of your work to yourself (poor man's copyright) in order to obtain a copyright. Your work is copyright protected the moment it was created! It is still a very good idea to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office so you can be awarded statutory damages if your work is infringed upon. I can handle your intellectual property needs, from assignments to licensing to registrations.

A copyright search of ownership is essential before you buy or finance copyrighted work from another. I can verify the chain of title in copyright ownership for you.

Don't forget to have a written agreement that transfers title to you. I can draft one and record the assignment with the U.S. Copyright Office.