Copyright law prevents people from copying and using your music, advertising copy, and white papers. You can protect yourself by placing the below copyright symbol on your materials (though other versions may be necessary for your needs).
Further, you can register your copyrighted materials with the United States Copyright Office. The filing costs is nominal — $40 for the typical application.
© 2012 ABC, Inc.
Magazine Publication Procedures Created
Assisted on team to successfully implement procedures for the publication of Context magazine. Drafted contracts with authors, illustrators, advertising sales representatives, and photographers. Created reprint use policy. Obtained publisher’s liability insurance.
“Charlie Brown was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Being an Artist & extremely creative, I struggled to comprehend how to best protect my ideas and my company. Charlie explained everything in great detail so I could understand the legal process of protecting the exclusive ownership of my idea and IP while I was developing it with a group of potential partners. His obvious knowledge and experience in this area offered great solutions and by the end of our first meeting, I knew I found the right person for the job!
I have had some experience with Attorneys, who generally speak in “legal code” which makes it difficult to understand the full picture. Charlie was crystal clear on every phase of the project, without intimidating me. I was able to ask many questions and attain all the information I needed to make the decision to move forward.
Charlie was very prompt to return calls and emails. He was extremely respectful of my legal budget & very clear about his fees. Charlie was always positive & never seemed to have a bad day!!”
– Catherine P., Owner, Design Firm
“This is a note to thank you for providing outstanding legal counsel to [company name] during a very difficult period for us. You were able to step in, assimilate an awful lot of information in a short time, assist leadership by clearly delineating our options, and then made sure our arrangements were legally sound. Given the breadth of business we’re in, and this myriad of challenges we can pose, it is a comfort to know we have you watching our back. Our counsel must be versatile, as we require solid contractual law, intellectual property, e-commerce issues, even shareholder agreements! We look forward to many years of working together!”
– Michael K., CEO, Multi-Line Business
“Charlie has assisted me on several occasions involving the start-up and continued operation of my business. For example, Charlie was instrumental in the determination of the right corporate structure for my company. He thoroughly explained the pros and cons of the relevant options, and assisted me with making the right decision. On an on-going basis, Charlie has routinely ensured that my company is in full compliance with state and federal regulations. It is a great comfort knowing that Charlie is overseeing many of the legal aspects of running my business, and it is one less things for me to worry about. In short, Charlie’s knowledge of business law and his depth of experience, coupled with the responsive and personal service he provides, all contribute to a strong and valued business relationship. I highly recommend Charlie and his firm for your legal needs.”
– Tammy H., CEO, E-commerce and Consulting Firm