Copyright

Copyrights are an important way to protect all sorts of intellectual property. 

As most people know, books, plays, music, movies and all sorts of artistic expression are protected by copyright.  Gehrke & Associates has helped many copyright owners make the most of their artistic expression through copyrights and, in turn, licensing of those copyrights. 

Often overlooked, however, is that copyright can also protect software, building designs, instruction manuals and many other forms of business and technical expression.  In addition, copyrights can be used to augment your existing patent and trademark rights.  

"Who owns a copyright?" is often a question we hear too late in a collaborative relationship.  We can assist you in establishing work made for hire policies and contracts to be sure there is no confusion regarding who owns a copyright.
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