What Should You Do When Your Copyrighted Work Is Infringed?

When someone steals your intellectual property, they're taking more than just your ideas. They're also robbing you of the potential for profit and the hours you spent laboring over your designs, software, prototypes or creative concepts. Fortunately, you have legal remedies.

With more than 35 years of experience in challenging, high-profile cases, I'm proud to help those who rely on copyright law to protect their intellectual property. San Francisco, California, is a hot bed of innovation, and over the years, I've had many opportunities to explore the law and fight for companies and individuals in need. I love helping people, so I make it my business to provide experienced counsel and unfailing personal attention.

How Does Intellectual Property Protection Work?

The fact that you registered a copyrighted work doesn't automatically mean the government will protect you from thieves. Although registration is an important step for establishing that you deserve statutory damages or attorney's fees, it's just one variable in a truly complex equation. You may also need to:

  • Formally request that the infringer stop using your work
  • Investigate whether your copyright applies to the type of activities in question
  • Establish that the problematic action actually violates one of your exclusive rights

For those trying to create businesses, make names for themselves or move on to new projects, these requirements can represent undue burdens. As a lawyer who absolutely loves his craft, I work to take these responsibilities off your shoulders. Your IP may be critical to sustaining your organizational expansion, or you could simply want to incorporate it into a 401(k) for the future. I can advise you on the best way to protect your rights.

Get Your IP Enforcement Started Off Correctly

No matter whether you want the FBI to investigate an intellectual property theft or you'd just like to draft a cease and desist letter, effective legal representation is an invaluable ally. By working with a knowledgeable attorney, you can avoid excessive fees and heighten your case's odds of success.

Call Fergus, A Law Office, at 866-256-5487 today. Or email me online about the IP infringement that you experienced. I look forward to helping you establish that you were wronged so you can reap the rewards of your diligence and hard work.