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Graphic Design & Illustration Copyright Law
Graphic designers and illustrators produce an abundance of copyrighted work. Unfortunately, they often are victims of copyright abuse by other artists, advertisers and large companies.
Protecting Artists From Copyright Infringement for Over 35 years
High Caliber, Affordable Copyright Litigation
Nationwide graphic design & illustration copyright lawyer Dana LeJune recovers license fees and other damages due to artists when their artistic works are used without license.
In over 35 years of copyright litigation, Attorney LeJune has successfully proved violation of the Copyright Act in a number of complex cases.
Clients trust his integrity and commitment to their cause.
A drawing or illustration copyright is violated when an individual or entity copies, distributes or displays a copyrighted image without the permission of the copyright owner. A creative work is copyrighted as soon as it is created in a fixed form.
Proving Copyright Infringement for Graphic Design and/or Illustration
The hurdles for proving an infringement of a graphic artwork or illustration are the same for all types of copyrighted works — proof of ownership of the copyrighted work, and proof of copying. Copying may be obvious, or it may be shown by indirect evidence that demonstrates the infringer had access to the original work and the new creation is substantially similar to the copyrighted work.
Unfortunately, infringement is common in graphic arts. It can include situations where a licensee uses work beyond the scope of the license, a painter copies an illustration or photo, an illustrator draws characters in a fashion similar to the way another illustrator does, or someone reuses the work in subsequent projects.
For additional information please see our Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Infringement.
Nationwide Copyright Infringement Lawyer You Can Trust!
At LeJune Law Firm, you meet directly, every time, with the over-35-years-experienced, board certified trial lawyer you hired. The firm pledges to provide effective legal services promptly and efficiently, while always maintaining the highest ethical standards and professional integrity.
Because jurisdiction of copyright cases is exclusive to federal court, even though the LeJune Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas, you can avail yourself of Dana LeJune’s litigation acumen regardless of where you are, and regardless of where the case must be filed. Additionally, because you do not pay any fees until and unless there is money recovered (by settlement or verdict), the contingent fee arrangement is almost always more cost-effective for the client.