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Serving clients worldwide, the copyright attorneys at Cotman IP handle all types of copyright registration — a step which is vital to protecting your valuable original materials from unauthorized copying and misuse.

Copyright law provides the legal right to exclude others from copying, selling, performing, displaying, or making a derivative version of an “original work of authorship” — including both published and unpublished literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works as well as computer software and websites.

Moreover, the copyright attorneys at Cotman IP can draft work-for-hire agreements or copyright assignment documents if you employ independent contractors to create works for your company.Although you have legal rights without registration, registering your copyright is required in order to sue anyone from copying your work. 

If someone has copied your work, you should consult a copyright attorney in Los Angeles before taking any action, as the wrong move can prejudice your rights.And preferably before your original materials are copied and misused by others, contact the experienced copyright attorneys at Cotman IP to get your valuable works properly, securely registered.

We have over 18 years experience in various areas of IP practice.

Named as one of the Top Patent Litigation Firms by Lex Machina, Cotman  is known for its work advocating the rights of inventors and intellectual property owners alike.

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Super Lawyer

Dan Cotman has been named by Thomson Reuters, to the Super Lawyers list for exhibiting excellence in the practice of law for 8  years (2011-2015, and  2018-2021), an accomplishment that puts Cotman among the elite practitioners in the field of intellectual property law.

Community Lawyer

In the local community, Cotman received the Top Attorney award in intellectual property from Pasadena Magazine and was named the Best Attorney/Law Firm by Pasadena Weekly in 2015. 

Dispute Resolution

In 2016 AI International awarded the Dispute Resolution Award to Cotman for successfully resolving an ongoing parade of complex patent infringement cases.

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