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Copyright / Trademark Law Paralegal

Copyright/Trademark Law Paralegal and Copyright/Trademark Law Legal Document Preparation

A Copyright/Trademark Law Paralegal assists an attorney to prepare legal cases. Some common duties of Copyright/Trademark Law paralegals include preparing legal documents, conducting witness interviews, investigating facts, performing legal research, drafting pleads and legal briefs, and other tasks to assist the attorney in preparing their casework.

Copyrights fall under the broad area of intellectual property law that also includes patents and trademarks. A copyright gives the author of an original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation, after which time the work is said to enter the public domain. Copyright applies to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete and fixed in a medium such as music, books, sculptures, computer software and live performances. If your case involves substantial property, high monetary amount, legal rights, or criminal activity, you should consult Copyright/Trademark Law attorney to discuss the legal consequences.

In Copyright/Trademark Law matters, Paralegals and LDA's, known as Legal Document Assistants, cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, or select, explain, draft, or recommend the use of any legal document to or for any person other than the attorney who directs and supervises the paralegal.

However, in several States, Legal Document Assistants (LDA) can prepare legal documents for people doing their own legal tasks. Please consult with the local paralegal to learn what Copyright/Trademark Law paralegal services they are authorized to provide in your legal jurisdiction.

A Copyright/Trademark Law Paralegal working under supervision and direction of an attorney may gather facts, draft legal documents, and compile technical information for the supervising attorney in Copyright/Trademark Law issues.

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