From websites to architectural designs, from artwork to
computer programs, from the oldest technologies to the
newest, the Olive & Olive team protects creative
works and prevents their unauthorized use by others.
Whether our client is the creator of the work or the
company that uses it, Olive & Olive provides advice,
guidance, and protection.
Part of our copyright counseling is educational: when
feasible, our professionals create customized templates
and teach clients how to prepare and file their own
applications for copyright registration, so that in
situations involving similar types of works, clients can
avoid unnecessary legal fees. We also train our clients
in the ramifications of copyright law and ownership
issues, so that appropriate documents transferring or
licensing rights can be prepared and signed at early
stages of the work rather than after problems arise.
Again, where feasible we prepare templates that our
clients can use in repetitive situations - model releases,
for example, and agreements with content providers,
software developers, and customers.
We also draft, file, and prosecute applications for
copyright registration; prepare and negotiate licenses
and other contracts; and
assist our clients with commercialization of their
copyrighted properties, both in the U.S. and abroad. If
disputes and litigation
arise, our experienced litigators evaluate the situation
and provide top-quality representation.