Aaron | Sanders PLLC is an intellectual property and technology law firm focusing on trademarks, copyrights, privacy, internet, and solving business disputes.
Why Choose Aaron | Sanders?
Aaron | Sanders PLLC is an intellectual property law firm focusing on trademarks, copyrights and privacy, helping clients comply with the law, license their intellectual property assets, and resolve their business disputes through settlement, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. Launched in 2011, the firm is built on the experience its lawyers gained in their former “big firm” lives; Aaron | Sanders is the result of its founders’ idea that businesses of all sizes deserve sophisticated legal representation that they can afford: “big firm” work for a “small firm” price. That’s our value proposition. We represent technology companies and start-ups in their licensing matters and business disputes, and companies in every imaginable field of business and all over the world in protecting their trademark and copyright assets and helping them develop a plan for compliance with the explosion of new privacy laws and regulations. We are a sophisticated law firm with a global outlook, while loving and supporting our local community in Nashville. That’s what sets us apart.
“Aaron Sanders Law has provided our non-profit organization with IP advice since 2014. In particular, they helped us navigate agreements with 2 trillion dollar multi-national corporations. They do wonderful work, are able to communicate and clarify complex material, and are at all times professional!”
Copyright Registration and Licensing
Copyright law gives authors of original works that are tangibly fixed in a medium certain rights. These rights include six economic rights: reproduction, distribution, preparation of derivative works, public display, public performance, and digitally transmitting sound recordings. If the work is a work of fine art, the author also holds moral rights.
If any of these rights are infringed upon, the holder of the rights who has registered the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office is permitted to bring a lawsuit to enforce their rights. A musician could sue a film studio that used her song as part of the soundtrack of a movie without permission. A painter could sue another artist who built onto his existing work on the basis that this new work is actually a derivative work.
Under what is known as the first sale doctrine, any individual who purchases a copy of an original work can dispose of that particular copy by selling it to another person or displaying it, without violating the exclusive rights of the copyright owner. However, this doctrine does not protect an individual who makes unauthorized copies of the work and distributes them, unless those copies are considered to be under fair use. A book reviewer may quote from a book in order to analyze it and a magazine can make copies of that review, under the fair use doctrine. However, a private individual who makes photocopies of a whole book that he purchased, and then repackages and sells those copies, is infringing upon the author’s copyright. Copyright matters can become rather complex and require the expertise of a copyright registration and licensing attorney in Nashville, TN.
Internet law is the sphere of laws and regulations covering how legal principles and legislation govern the use of the internet. Internet law is also known as cyber law. Unlike most other areas of the law, cyber law can’t be narrowed down to only one specific field of practice. It applies principles from several legal fields that long predate the internet.
Cyber law governs all of these scenarios and more:
- The creation of websites
- Internet service providers
- How trademarks are used online
- Conflicts over domain names
- How to link web pages
Privacy Law and Data Protection
Privacy laws are developing quickly around the world and in every state, but certain principles can be found in many of them. The universal principles for the privacy and protection of consumer and citizen data are proposed to be:
- For all data collected, there must be a stated purpose.
- Information collected from a person cannot be disclosed to other organizations or other individuals, unless specifically authorized by law or by permission of the person.
- Records kept on individuals must be accurate and updated
- There must be mechanisms for individuals to review the data kept about them for accuracy.
- Data should be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the stated purpose
- Transmission of an individual’s personal information to a location where data protection cannot be assured is not permitted.
- Some types of data are too sensitive to be collected.
Privacy laws are of the utmost importance, both to those whose data may be compromised and to businesses who face penalties for non-compliance. The guidance of a privacy law and protection attorney is well worth the investment in Nashville, TN.
Whether an intellectual property dispute arises over a patent, a trademark, a copyright, or software and technology licensing, it can quickly proceed to lengthy and expensive litigation. It is always in your best interest to seek out an established litigation attorney in Nashville, TN to attempt to negotiate a solution with the other side before entering a court of law.
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