Whereas registering a copyright lies somewhat off the beaten path of IP protection, we deem it a great instrument to complete your copyright protection and transform your copyright into a sharp weapon in the fight against counterfeitors and free riders.
Your advantages with a copyright protection through us
- Guaranteed fixed prices including the official fees
- Immediate contact with a specialist attorney
- Secure communication
In most jurisdictions, owing a copyright is one thing, but enforcing it and fighting imitators with its help is just another. Therefore, we register your copyright with the competent authorities and provide you with additionals means to easily prove your ownership in and the scope of protection of a certain copyright.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in the USA and file it with the competent US authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Indonesia and file it with the competent Indonesian authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Japan and file it with the competent Japanese authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in the Russian Federation and file it with the competent authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Mexico and file it with the competent Mexican authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Canada and file it with the competent Canadian authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Vietnam and file it with the competent Vietnamese authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in South Korea and file it with the competent Korean authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in China and file it with the competent Chinese authorities.
We will elaborate your copyright registration in Malaysia and file it with the competent Malaysian authorities.
What at all is a copyright?
The idea behind a copyright is to grant the creator of a work exclusive rights in his work. It entitles the creator to decide, at his sole descretion, how his work is used, whether or not it may be copied, made public, edited or else.
A copyright always protects the “work” itself, not the ideas behind that work that lead to its creation, but it does so for quite a long time, namely for a period that often ends only after decades following the creator´s decease. Thus, a copyright not only serves the interests of the creator, but also that of the creator´s kin and heirs.
Over the years, international treaties have been signed by most countries of the world to define and organize copyright protection, with the 19th Century Berne Convention being the most important of them. Today, the Berne Convention alone has been signed by more than 170 countries of the world.
These treaties organize and standardize the requirements for granting copyrights and the scope of protection in the member states, especially when foreigners´ copyrights are at issue.
What can be “copyrighted”?
The original idea behind the copyright was to protect artists and grant them the right to exploit their work. Therfore, all works of art may be protected by copyright, like, for example, paintings, drawings, works of fiction or poetry, musical works, works of architecture etc.
However, copyright protection has been extended widely since and it is now available for a great variety of “works” from photographs, graphic designs, choreography and motion pictures to radio and television broadcasts, databases, computersoftware and industrial designs.
Taking into account the wide range of works which may enjoy copyright protection, enclosing copyrights in your IP protection strategies will often pay off before long!
How copyright protection develops and why it should be registered
While in most countries of the world a copyright comes into existence by the mere act of creating the protected artwork, in real life the problem more often is to prove the ownership in the respective copyright, especially when you have to defend your rights in a foreign country.
This is why we recommend to register your copyright whereever possible: leaving aside some very positive side effects of copyright registration in some countries as, for example, the chance to claim statutory damages (USA), a registered copyright will be a great help to prove the existence of a copyright and the ownership in the same in a certain jurisdiction: certificates issued by local authorities confirming the existence and ownership of the copyright will prove much more convincing when dealing with customs, administration or courts than declarations of any foreign authorities - and in most cases they are much easier to get!