Monday, March 08, 2010

Register your copyrights. Now.

I just had a conversation with the Library of Congress. Now, we all knew that copyright registrations were taking over a year to process.

However, the representative at the Library of Congress just told me that it is taking up to TWO years to process a copyright registration. This is an extraordinarily long time for a process where the sample is stored at the Library of Congress and a number is assigned.

Have you filed your copyright registrations? Now, courts will allow copyright lawsuits continue if an application has been filed - especially with this backlog. However, it is not a step I would like to see anyone take. File your copyright registrations because that is the first step to filing a lawsuit for infringement.

In two years, we all know that things change and infringements do happen. I highly recommend filing as soon as possible because the process is taking so long.


Lunch Event!

Anthony M. Verna III

of the Law Offices of Anthony Verna,

Steve Wechsler of Wechsler Associates, Inc.

& Daniel Holohan of B&B Holcam


Protecting Your Business’s Assets

A Lunch-and-Learn event for business owners

Tuesday, March 23 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keene's Steakhouse
72 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018

$45 for lunch and all this information!

You must RSVP at

Intangible and tangible - the complexities of today's business world present numerous risks for business owners. Enjoy a free steak lunch at Keene's and learn how to protect your business's assets while avoiding the most commonly made mistakes in these crucial areas.

Our experts will explain:

* How trademark and copyright law protect your business…and

the four mistakes most business owners make.

* A crucial insurance policy that 95% of business owners don’t


* The key elements of a buy sell plan…and a tax deduction you

probably aren’t taking advantage of.

This information-packed lunch will show you how to avoid the most dangerous pitfalls that threaten every business. Our experts will present time and money saving ideas that will protect your most important assets and contribute to your business’s growth and success.


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