U.S. Supreme Court decision may impact your copyright registration strategy


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that copyright owners may now only file suit only after a copyright registration issues for the work in question. This ruling reverses the view previously held in certain federal circuits, including the 4th Circuit, which includes Virginia.

Because the copyright registration process can prove lengthy, we recommend that copyright owners file to register valuable works as soon as possible after creation in order to take legal action expeditiously when the need arises.

For further information regarding registration of your copyright-able works and/or the benefits of registration, please feel free to contact us.