Copyright Attorney

New Orleans Copyright Attorney

Melvin Albritton is a New Orleans based attorney with over 15 years of experience representing businesses and individuals. One area of this practice that continues to grow is copyright registration and enforcement. Copyright issues can affect companies of all sizes. Whether you are an artist, designer, or tourist trinket seller, Melvin Albritton can help you protect your copyrightable works.

Should I Register My Copyright?

While copyright protection attaches to a work at the moment of creation, registration provides valuable rights that are essential to enforcement. If you are ever put in a situation where you must file a lawsuit to enforce your copyright, registering the work is a prerequisite. Further, an infringer who copies your registered work faces stiffer penalties and may have to pay your attorneys fees and costs. Attorneys fees can be significant and in come cases dwarf the copyright damages. Therefore it is essential that you get your work registered before or simultaneously with first publication.

We have worked with numerous New Orleans businesses to register their copyrights.

Copyright Enforcement

Melvin Albritton and the Albritton Law Firm have helped many different clients enforce their copyrights. From the mom-and-pop design shop to Fortune 500 and all those in-between have trusted Melvin to fight for their rights. If you think someone is infringing on your copyright, let us evaluate your case for free. We can guide you from Cease-and-Desist all the way through trial. While Melvin as developed a small cottage industry in New Orleans of suing Cash Money Records for copyright infringement, protecting musical copyrights is only a part of his practice. New Orleans is also home to many artists and designers – all of who would benefit from copyright consultation.

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