Whether you are an artist, author, musician, or photographer, if your livelihood is dependent on your content and creations, you must protect them. The Internet makes it easy for pirates to steal your works, and the best way to stop theft or fight the thieves is to make sure you have filed a copyright on each your works.
At Janik Vinnakota LLP, we help you in two ways: (1) we help you obtain your copyrights; and (2) we fight the infringers who steal your works. If someone has stolen your work, we will fight and negotiate to make sure you get paid for the unauthorized use. And, if the copyright thief doesn’t pay you for your works, we take them to court.
The lawyers at Janik Vinnakota LLP are privileged to have represented several artists. Some of the copyright litigation cases include:
- Jim Frazier v. Entrepreneur Media, Inc., 3:14-cv-01571-D (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division)
- Jef Sherwood v. InkSoft, Inc., 1:14-cv-00026-C (N.D. Tex., Abilene Division)
- Jef Sherwood v. Cliff Hix Engineering, Inc., 1:14-cv-00047-C (N.D. Tex., Abilene Division)
- Jim Frazier v. Vungle, Inc., 3:16-cv-02706-MEJ (N.D. Cal., San Francisco Division)
- RBH Energy, LLC v. FXR, LLC, 3:16-cv-00399-B (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division)
- RBH Energy, LLC v. Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc., 3:16-cv-00408-L (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division)
- RBH Energy, LLC v. Holland Engineering, LLC, 3:16-cv-00414-L (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division)
- RBH Energy, LLC v. Outdoor Hub, LLC, 1:16-cv-00561-LY (W.D. Tex., Austin Division)
- RBH Energy, LLC v. Kalmot Corp., 3:16-cv-00833-D (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division)
You are growing your business and have a great reputation in the community. People recognize your name and your logo. Both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the State of Texas offer you great ways to protect your business name and your logos by filing trademarks.
At Janik Vinnakota LLP, we will help you determine what aspects of your business should be trademarked and whether you should get both state and federal registration. And, once you or your business has obtained a trademark, we diligently protect your trademark and make sure that anyone who uses your trademark for their business are quickly stopped.