A copyright is a property right that protects works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed.  In the United States, The Library of Congress registers copyrights which last for the life of the author plus 70 years.  The Noblitt Group copyright practice provides a complete range of services for domestic and international clients.

The process of obtaining a registered copyright is generally procedural in nature.  Upon payment of a fee, a government agency is charged with registration.

The Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 introduced a copyright-like form of protection for maskworks not otherwise protectable by patents or traditional copyrights.  Our firm possesses unique expertise in this area with considerable international resources to successfully and efficiently handle all copyright related matters, from registration to litigation support.

We would be happy to discuss other features and more specific details of copyright and maskwork registrations at your request.

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