General Corporate Law



The McHattie Law Firm’s attorneys are well known for their expertise and acumen with the law governing the creation, protection and infringement of creative works and copyrights.

The United States Constitution grants Congress the power “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” This phrase is the source of both the patent and the copyright grant. The scope of copyright’s “Authors” and “Writings” has been extended to include literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, motion picture, audiovisual, sound recording, and architectural works. A copyright will not be granted for ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles, or discoveries, which are primarily addressed through the patent system.

In short, a copyright protects the expression of an original works by granting the copyright owner the exclusive right to copy, create derivative works, distribute, perform, and/or display that particular expression of the work. Our copyright lawyers are adept at providing comprehensive copyright services, including registration, renewal, assignment, and enforcement of your copyright, in addition to explaining the scope of protection that your copyright secures.

The McHattie Law Firm, with our depth of experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including licensed patent attorneys, is uniquely equipped to deal with modern businesses’ most valuable assets, intellectual property. From creation to licensing and sale, we stand ready, willing and able to serve your needs, identify opportunities, and develop solutions for your problems. We have the experience to help you obtain global intellectual property protection (whether a patentable invention, a copyrightable creative work, a trademark, software or a trade secret), in an efficient and effective way. Thereafter, we offer the advice to help you exploit and profit from your innovation and investment.

< Back