Timing Counts: Copyright Infringement

Paramount has won a 9th Circuit case (the California federal appeals court) that another movie company’s claim of ownership on a movie’s copyright is too late (also too late to file for copyright infringement), because the Copyright Act provides a 3 year statute of limitations (courtesy of the How Appealing blog). Lesson: if you’re claiming copyright in a work of disputed authorship or ownership, or claiming someone else infringed your copyright, file within 3 years, or you’ll be out of luck too. Variety has this analysis and the Trial Insider blog has this coverage.

If my law firm, Johnson Law KC LLC, can help you or your company with your IP needs – copyrights, trademarks, or related litigation, call (913-707-9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) for a convenient, free consultation. My firm is experienced at helping clients navigate the complex twists and turns of IP law, while adding value to clients’ creative arts and IP, and provides friendly, affordable counsel for your legal needs.

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