Copyright Infringement Lawyer
Real help when a protected work is appropriated
At the present time in our country’s history, copyright infringement is quite literally rampant. Those who appropriate others’ creativity sometimes do so because they do not understand or appreciate the law of copyright. However, infringement by large and small companies and individuals is often deliberate, as they believe the infringement won’t be noticed, or that if noticed, the sheer cost of litigation will discourage the author from taking any action.
Since 1983, LeJune Law Firm has helped dozens of architects, photographers, graphic artists, songwriters and authors recoup their economic damages, and even punitive damages, from infringers. The firm NEVER represents infringers.
Diligence and perseverance
Nationwide copyright infringement attorney Dana LeJune protects clients’ ideas and creations from theft or misuse. He does so with a thorough understanding of the Copyright Act and related intellectual property case law acquired through nearly 30 years of negotiating and litigating copyright infringement cases.
Attorney LeJune knows what constitutes fair use of a work, what amounts to an infringement and how to pursue compensation when a work is reproduced, recorded, distributed, performed or displayed in violation of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the U.S. Code).
Infringement claims can be complex and litigation can be contentious. Attorney LeJune has consistently prevailed on behalf of his clients, and his integrity and perseverance have earned the respect of judges and opposing counsel. He also has earned the gratitude of clients.
Recovering on a copyright infringement claim
If a work was registered with the U.S. government before the commercial theft of the idea — infringement — occurred, the damages that an artist can recover through judgment or settlement are potentially much greater than if no registration was made.
Additionally, if a work was directly copied, the liability or fault is easier to prove, and a huge legal hurdle is avoided. When direct copying cannot be proved, two things must be shown in order to make a recovery:
- That the defendant had access to the expression of the idea — saw it, or otherwise analyzed it.
- And that the defendant’s expression of the idea is “substantially similar” to the protected one owned by the patent/copyright holder.
Attorney LeJune knows the ins and outs of successfully pursuing infringement claims, because he has done it numerous times for artists in a variety of specialties:
- Architectural and blueprint copyrights
- Photography copyrights
- Graphic artist/illustrator copyrights
- Songwriter/musician copyrights
- Author copyrights
Nationwide copyright infringement lawyer you can trust with your work
At LeJune Law Firm, you meet directly, every time, with the 28-year-experiened, board certified trial lawyer you hired. The firm pledges to provide effective legal services promptly and efficiently, while always maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional integrity.
Because jurisdiction of copyright cases is exclusive to federal court, even though the LeJune Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas, you can avail yourself of Dana LeJune’s litigation acumen regardless of where you are, and regardless of where the case must be filed. Additionally, because you do not pay any fees until and unless there is money recovered (by settlement or verdict), the contingent fee arrangement is almost always more cost-effective for the client. Contact LeJune Law Firm online or at 713-489-6476.