How much does it Cost to Pursue a Copyright Infringement Claim?

January 6th, 2012

As a copyright infringement attorney, I am asked all the time how much is it going to cost to pursue a copyright infringement claim or copyright infringement lawsuit.  The answer is, of course, it depends.  If you are sending a copyright infringement threat letter, that is a project which will typically cost you somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000.  If you are filing a lawsuit or legal claim in court alleging copyright infringement, the attorney fee and cost of that case could be well into six figures.

A good copyright infringement lawyer will assess your copyright matter and give you an assessment of all of your options including the costs and attorney fees that will be incurred in each.  You should always do a thorough assessment of your copyright claim before deciding which course of action is going  to work best for you.  While a copyright infringement threat letter is sometimes step one, there are many instances where a threat letter is not the appropriate first step to meet the client goals.

Share Button

2 Responses to “How much does it Cost to Pursue a Copyright Infringement Claim?”

  1. One of the very 1st questions asked by companies both big and small is how much it costs to get an original work of authorship protected by copyright. How much does a copyright cost? It is typically a couple of hundred dollars for most copyright registrations. Check with a copyright attorney for a cost quote to make a good decision based on return on investment. If you don’t obtain a registered copyright, you can’t sue someone for copyright infringement.

  2. Copyright infringement costs vary depending on whether or not you’re sending a copyright infringement threat letter or filing a lawsuit against someone for copyright infringement. It is important to understand up front the cost of pursuing a copyright claim, your chance of success under copyright law and the length of time it will take to achieve your copyright goals. Speak with a copyright law attorney and make sure you fully understand where you are starting and where you are going as part of your copyright protection strategy.

Leave a Reply

Domain attorney recommended by Domaining.com
© 2011 Traverse Legal, PLC. All Rights Reserved.
Traverse Legal on LinkedInTraverse Legal on FacebookTraverse Legal on Twitter
Events & Conferences:
  • International Trademark Association 2011, San Francisco, California
  • Cyber Law Summit 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Game Developers Conference 2011, San Francisco, California
  • DOMAINfest 2011, Santa Monica, California
Recent Attorney Speaking Engagements:
  • South By Southwest 2010 SXSW Interactive Conference, Austin, Texas
  • West LegalEdcenter Midwestern Law Firm Management, Chicago, Illinois
  • Internet Advertising under Part 255, Altitude Design Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Online Defamation and Reputation Management, News Talk 650 AM, The Cory Kolt Show, Canada Public Radio Saskatewan Canada
  • Alternative Fee Structures, Center for Competitive Management, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • FTC Part 255 Advertising Requirements, Mom 2.0 Conference, Houston, Texas
  • Webmaster Radio, Cybersquatting & Domain Monetization, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Notable Complex Litigation Cases Handled By Our Lawyers:
  • Trademark Infringement, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cybersquatting Law, Trademark Law and Dilution Detroit, Michigan
  • Internet Defamation & Online Libel Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Trade Secret Theft, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cybersquatting Law, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Miami, Florida
  • Cybersquatting Law, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Eastern Dist. of Virginia, Alexandria
  • Stolen Domain Name, Orlando, Florida
  • Commercial Litigation, Tampa, Florida
  • Copyright Infringement and Cybersquatting Law, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Mass Tort Litigation, Los Angeles, California
  • Stolen Domain Name, Detroit, Michigan
  • Adwords Keyword Trademark Infringement, Los Angeles, California
  • Trademark Infringement & Unfair Competition, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Non-Compete Agreement and Trade Secret Theft, Detroit, Michigan
  • Mass Tort, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mass Tort, Tyler, Texas
  • Insurance Indemnity, New York
  • Copyright Infringement, Detroit, Michigan