News: Taft featured on the big screen in "Dark Waters" starring Mark Ruffalo,
Tim Robbins, & Anne Hathaway about Taft's 20-year fight against DuPont
Dec 2022: Taft expands to 800+ attorneys with Detroit merger
Jan 2023: New Copyright Claims Board Creates “Small Claims” Alternative to Litigation (Jan 2023)
News: Taft Recognized as Top 10 Trademark Law Firm
News Bass again named among Best Lawyers in America™
-Bass is ranked in top 5% of private practice attorneys nationwide by 2023 Best Lawyers™ along with 243 Taft attorneys.
Copyrights can be extremely valuable assets. A copyright is an original work of expression that is fixed in a tangible form. For example, copyrights relate to creative works such as:
Musical compositions (lyrics and melodies)
A copyright provides the owner with the right to reproduce, copy, distribute, adapt, perform or display that material, as well as to prevent others from using it in those ways.
Registration has its privileges.
Registration of copyrights with the United States copyright office is vital because it provides important rights and remedies to a copyright owner. These rights include the right to sue and collect statutory damages, in some cases up to $150,000, as well as attorney's fees. Without registration at the time of infringement, a copyright cannot collect statutory damages or attorney's fees.
Businesses interact with copyrighted material every day, sometimes without appreciating the importance of compliance with the U.S. Copyright Act. We can help businesses navigate the complexities of copyright compliance, licensing and enforcement:
Website content protection.
Compliance with website safe harbor provisions.
Music licensing and royalty evaluation.
Architectural design protection and enforcement.
Litigation over unauthorized uses of copyrights.
Internet policing, including Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance and take-downs.
Litigation of copyright claims
To schedule a meeting or to get more information about our services, please call or email Kathy Cox at 614.220.0228 or click here.
In Practice 1998--2023
Legal Assistant to Leon Bass
Leon D. Bass
P: 614-431-2277 (call/text)
(New clients by appointment only)
Taft's Columbus Office is located in the Huntington Center on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus:
41 S. State St. Ste. 1800
Columbus, OH 43215
For other office locations, see here.
*Leon Bass is licensed as an attorney to practice law in Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands