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Intellectual property litigation for writers

When California writers prepare works for publication, they may wonder how they can protect their works. It is important for writers to understand which aspects of their work are protected by a copyright and when this copyright has been violated.

What should you know of protections for intellectual property?

Creators in California will always need ways to protect their intellectual property. Fortunately for you, there are also many different methods allowing you to do just that. Whether it's patents, copyrights, trademarks, or more, there are legal ways to keep your creative ideas, art, or inventions safe.

What is a copyright?

If you are a California artist, author, composer, photographer, architect, software developer, etc., you should protect your rights to your original works by means of a registered copyright. The United States Copyright Office notes that things such as paintings, books, songs, photographs, architectural drawings and software programs are forms of intellectual property that belong to you because you created them.

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