Protecting and defending your intellectual property is important.
Intellectual property, trademark and copyrights, can make or break your photography business. Let’s do it right.
Because we can not foresee every situation, it is vital for business owners to limit your risk & avoid ugly situations. This is where “protect” comes into play.
And because it’s not “if it happens” but rather “when it happens” you need the right tools & knowledge to defend your intellectual property.
From registration, to managing and to defending when others take our stuff — we’ve got you covered with these tools.
Images, text, music and logos – are you protecting yours?
Have you protected your images?
Copyright registration is a very inexpensive yet super valuable protection for your images, blogs and other intellectual property. Without registration, copyright protection is greatly lacking.
WITH registration, you have a stronger legal argument, statutory damage amounts and potential attorneys fees for infringement actions. That means compensation for use of your images & education on copyright law for others.
But in order for you to have the stronger legal argument, you need registration.
Registration is a standard cost-of-doing-business and is one that is so easy and inexpensive that it truly is not worth NOT doing.
It’s not a matter of IF your images or text gets ripped off. It is when. With the wide-spread internet use and lack of common copyright knowledge, companies are ripping off work and using in marketing.
You will learn the following:
This is the essential kit for anyone wanting to enforce their legal rights in their work.
This bundle includes the following:
2 Demand Letters: these letters are sent to the company or individual who infringes on your images; provides notice and seeks the compensation for the infringing use of your images. Includes two versions: one for registered images, one for unregistered images.
Settlement agreement template: this document outlines the official agreement between the photographer/creator and the infringing party related to the infringement.
1 DMCA/Takedown Notice: notice to be sent to the internet service provider to have infringing material removed
Written specifically on United States Law.
*This savings is calculated based on a $350 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction. These document should not substitute for an attorney.
Business names and logos – are you protecting yours?
Trademark registration is a super valuable protection for your business name, logo and/or slogan. Without registration, trademark protections are super limited under common law.
WITH registration, you can stop others from use, license out use of your mark, and other great benefits.
Registration is a standard cost-of-doing-business and is one that is truly worth committing to.
Think of it this way, you’ve worked super hard to build your brand. Or create your logo. Or invested in a slogan.
You should protect it as though it is your livelihood…cause guess what? It is the very source indicator of your livelihood.
What does this mean for you?
Get a federal registration and protect your brand. Keep others from similar or same use. Maybe you can even license out usage and earn some money.
But in order for you to do this, you need to have your trademark on lock down.
You will learn the following:
Protecting intellectual property is a real and serious necessity for business owners in this digital age. The idea that anything posted online is “fair game” to be used by others is the result of misconceptions and misunderstanding of intellectual property laws and respect for the creators.
With DefendIt, an intellectual property defense kit, intellectual property creators become equipped with information to protect their creations, as well as the steps and legal forms needed to defend intellectual property rights.
Included is a lawyer-created ebook filled with legal and business knowledge on topics of:
The ebook is accompanied with lawyer-drafted legal documents such as: