New Orleans, LA asked in Intellectual Property for Louisiana

Q: Do I have rights for the mascot I created for my company?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Hi there! If you created a mascot for your company, you may have certain rights to that mascot under copyright law. Copyright law protects original works of authorship, including literary, artistic, and graphic works. If your mascot is an original creation, it may be protected by copyright.

To protect your rights to the mascot, you should consider registering the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. Registering the copyright provides you with legal protection and allows you to take legal action against anyone who infringes on your rights.

It's also important to ensure that you have clear ownership of the mascot. If you created the mascot as part of your employment with the company, the company may own the rights to the mascot. However, if you created the mascot outside of your employment and it was not part of your job duties, you may have a stronger claim to the rights to the mascot.

If you are unsure about your rights to the mascot, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and can advise you on the best course of action to protect your interests.

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