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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE -- Image Protect Inc. (OTC:IMTL) (imageprotect.com) (“Image Protect” or the “Company”), a global leader in the end-to-end copyright infringement sector, is pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership with Higbee & Associates (“Higbee”), a leading Copyright and Infringement law firm serving the public on a national scale. The partnership will heighten the Company’s level of claim processing efficiency as the 10 Billion Dollar Market continues to evolve.
Higbee & Associates is a dynamic law firm with five distinct divisions, serving a full spectrum of clientele from coast to coast. Having launched with RecordGone.com, This division’s innovative operating model and use of cutting edge technology has enabled the firm to become the nation’s leading provider of post-conviction relief, including criminal record clearing and rights restoration. Since its launch in 2006, RecordGone.com has provided the top quality results, earning the Company “A+” ratings from the Better Business Bureau for seven straight years.
H&A Litigation is the firms “full service” division handling a wide range of legal issues, from criminal defense, to labor law and civil litigation. The firm’s immigration division, now in its third year, has already represented over 750 clients. Based in Orange County, clients are represented nationally and internationally.
The Company’s copyright enforcement division has enabled hundreds of copyright holders to enforce their rights. Recognized experts in settling cases prior to litigation, Higbee & Associates has developed an outstanding track record of winning court cases, obtaining judgements, and collecting successfully, establishing an A+ Rating on the Better Business Bureau, 5 out of 5 stars on Trustlink, and status of “Superb” on Avvo.
“This partnership represents a strongly complementary and synergistic relationship,” stated Image Protect Co-CEO, Matthew Goldman. “Higbee is a highly experienced firm and has been processing and litigating Copyright & Infringement cases for over a decade. Being well positioned for growth, the relationship is designed to empower us to seamlessly process claims and establish a swift collection and settlement structure.”
Image Protect will provide its proprietary digital search engine technology for efficiently identifying infringements, and Higbee will provide legal resources for quickly recovering damages, allowing the partnership to thrive and perform for the benefit of its client rightsholders, yielding a win-win operation for all parties.
As previously announced, the Company is currently in the process of developing the world’s first Image Marketplace powered by free image sharing and the propagation of a vast network of tracked and traced digital real estate devoted to the $50 billion in-image advertising market. The platform, set to launch on August 1, will allow users to share images freely, and will allow the image rightsholder to embed code in the digital asset that will track and trace the image and facilitate a monetization process using in-image advertisements as the image gains traction throughout the web.
Mr. Goldman continued, “The Higbee partnership only addresses our domestic infringement business. We are in discussions with several other potential partners who are well positioned for a similar arrangement in the international market, such as Kodak and a few select others. We hope to have something concluded in the near future. This partnership is a natural step in our migration to streamline our Copyright/Infringement model. We are excited about our new direction and feel fortunate to have been able to Partner with such an established and credible Partner.”
About Image Protect Image Protect protects and monetizes creative works. By uniting technology with a team of copyright experts, we ensure that content providers preserve the value of their digital assets. Our web application monitors the global Internet to seek and collect evidence for illegally used visual content. Then our legal partners across North America, Europe, and Asia ensure our clients receive appropriate compensation for work used without valid license.
Safe Harbor Provision: Cautionary statement for purposes of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Information in this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the execution and performance of contracts by the Company and its customers, suppliers and partners. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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