Copyright Infringement

In Virginia federal courts, copyright infringement litigation has become increasingly common. The best intellectual property lawyers will tell you that while the creation of valuable intellectual property can take several years of hard work and marketing efforts, in today's digital age, all it takes to infringe on your copyrights is a click of the mouse. If your business has been victimized by copyright infringement in Virginia, you need an experienced copyright litigation attorney to stop the infringement and protect your copyrights.

Ownership of a copyright comes with certain exclusive rights. For example, subject to certain limitations, the owner of a copyright has the exclusive right:

  • To reproduce the work;
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public;
  • To perform the work publicly;
  • To display the copyrighted work publicly; and
  • In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

Copyright infringement occurs when another person or business violates any of these exclusive rights.

BerlikLaw is committed to providing zealous, cost-effective and practical legal services and solutions to victims of copyright infringement, including photographers, musicians, artists, actors, authors, and businesses of all sizes. We understand our clients' technologies, industry environment, and business needs and use that expertise to assist you or your business in preventing or stopping the infringement of your copyrights, through litigation if necessary, and to obtain monetary damages from the infringers. We can also defend you if you have been wrongfully accused of copyright infringement in Virginia.

The firm is headed by Lee Berlik, a copyright infringement litigation lawyer with offices in Fairfax County (Virginia), Loudoun County (Virginia), and Alexandria. As copyrights and other intellectual property continues to find its way online, it is more important than ever to have an experienced copyright litigation lawyer on your side. Give us a call to see how we can help.