Copyright Lawyer in Petaluma and Santa Rosa, CA

Copyright law protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible medium such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intellectual works. Copyright law gives protection for both published and unpublished works. A copyright protects creations such as art, music, and literature, provided that these works are tangible. Any violation of a copyright can be defended with the help of a California copyright infringement lawyer.

Whether you are a defendant or a plaintiff in the case, you can seek representation from a copyright infringement lawyer in Petaluma CA. Attorney David Gardner of the Law Offices Of David P. Gardner in Petaluma, CA has more than 33 years of experience in his legal practice of intellectual property and bankruptcy law.


Mr. Gardner will represent both defendants and plaintiffs when it comes to copyright infringement and we’ll be with you each step of the way. He’ll listen to your situation and then find the appropriate strategies that meet your needs. He’ll then be dedicated to taking each step so that you get compensated for your work and the resources spent to defend it.

What is the Purpose of Copyright Law?

The purpose behind copyright law is 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.” The purpose of copyright law is also to incentivize the creation of art, literature architecture, music and other works of authorship.

What works are subject to Copyright Laws?

Original works of authorship are protected under copyright laws as mentioned above, but here is a complete list of the types of works that are protected under copyright laws:

  • Literary
  • Musical
  • Dramatic
  • Sound Recordings
  • Derivative Works
  • Compilations
  • Architectural Works
  • Audio-visual Works
  • Pictorial, graphical and sculptural works
  • Pantomimes and choreographic works

If you need legal representation to protect your work under copyright laws in California, get in touch with an intellectual property lawyer in Petaluma CA immediately.

Intellectual property attorney David P. Gardner of the Law Offices Of David P. Gardner in Petaluma, CA is a renowned copyright infringement lawyer serving California. He will represent you at every step of the way if your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon. Call our office to schedule a Free Consultation with our copyright infringement lawyer

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