A Copyright is any artistic expression on any tangible medium, and is federally regulated under 17 USCA, the Copyright Act of 1976. Several international agreements influence the mechanics of our copyright system, and many of their requirements are beneficial to artists. Section 101 of the Copyright Act defines these international agreements as including the WTO’s TRIPS treaty, as well as the UN’s WIPO agreements. Copyrights are the right to control one’s art by reproduction, derivative creation, distribution by sale or lease, performance, display, or playback. Creating a copyright is easy and inexpensive, but once it has been stolen enforcing it can take valuable time and investment. When your career and livelihood center around your art it is worth protecting. Hibbs Law, LLC works with writers, graphic designers, musicians, video game designers, and other artists to let them grow and create with confidence. As stated on our Client Services page, we want to make high-quality legal services as affordable as possible to the individual and small businesses. We do this by tailoring our services to meet your needs, not by maximizing billing hours. Whether it is helping you to formalize your registration, establishing a monitoring system, alerting users to possible enforcement, conducting dispute resolution and negotiations, seizing infringing goods, or litigation—you can gauge your actions with confidence, and make the choices that are right for you and your art.
“We recently were awarded a trademark and someone tried to challenge its validity with the courts. This came out of nowhere! Furthermore, they were infringing on my trademark.
Genna was recommended to us by a mutual friend. She jumped right in and had strategies to start attacking the case. Her communications were always very timely and she had a great knowledge of trademarks and infringement.
After months of back and forth communications with this company trying to challenge us, I think it was Genna’s keen strategies that caused them to finally back down, and ‘surrender’— and drop the whole case. She did a great job positioning our arguments, and at the end of the day, they knew they could not win.
We highly recommend Genna Hibbs!”
Co-Founder and Owner,
Best Gay Travel Guides Online Publishing
As a founder of a lean startup with limited knowledge about IP’s and trademarks, Genna has patiently explained each step of our US and international trademarks for our bandage brad. When a patent troll came knocking, she systematically silenced his meritless case, but more importantly, eased our minds to focus on the continued tasks at hand. She’s been there to handle our contract agreements and even the occasional ‘what would you do’ calls that come with the territory. That and a jar of homemade spaghetti sauce from her tomato garden, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind advocate in your corner
Tru-Colour Products, LLC
Genna has been an incredible resource for our organization. In the complex world of health care regulations, she has been invaluable as a navigator and adviser, helping us to ensure that we are not only compliant with regulatory requirements but that we also have strong measures in place for the safety of our clients and the overall health of our organization.
Clinical Services Director
Chicago Women's Health Center
“Youth in our community (State of Washington) created a marijuana prevention messaging campaign called, ‘Weed Can Wait’. In order to protect the integrity of the message, our team decided to trademark the message. Ms. Hibbs provided pro bono consultation and assistance in navigating the intellectual property rights laws, ultimately assisting us to trademark two campaigns. We are incredibly grateful for Ms. Hibbs’s kindness, professionalism, and expertise.”