Why Hire a Colorado Copyright Attorney?
In 2016, California-based fabric designer Unicolors sued Swedish clothing firm H&M for selling garments that infringed on a design it created in 2011. A jury found H&M liable for copyright infringement and awarded more than $500,000 in damages to Unicolors.
Had Unicolors properly registered its copyright, the story would end here. But it doesn’t — because they didn’t.
H&M filed an appeal, arguing that Unicolors’ copyright application contained mistakes that rendered it invalid. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the verdict, stating that Unicolors was aware of the inaccuracies in its copyright application. Therefore, the copyright application should be rendered void.
Unicolors appealed the court’s decision, and in June 2021, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. Now Unicolors could find itself out nearly $1 million, all because of a simple mistake.
Your copyrighted work is creative expression in its purest form and deserves legal protection to the highest degree. Our copyright attorneys at Robinson & Henry, PC, can help you submit a copyright registration free of any potentially disastrous errors. We will also assist in fiercely protecting your creation from any potential infringement while also ensuring that your work does not infringe on other copyrights.