traverselegal - January 6, 2012 - Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Infringement
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.