GETTING STARTED IS SIMPLE AND EASY
Our three-step process is made to save your time and efforts.
Complete our online form
Fill our easy to fill the form with all the details and particulars accurately. We assure all your information would be kept safe and secure.
We File the Documentation
We will process your copyright registration application, at the quickest possible time.
Receive your Approved Documents
Submit your completed application with the U.S Copyright Office.
What is copyright?
Copyright is a legal protection provided to creators for protecting their original works, and sensitive information pertaining to their products or their website. A copyright can be sold and its ownership can be transferred to a different entity, who consequently becomes the sole recipient from its use and further distribution.
It does not protect names, slogans, titles or short phrase, though you can get the same protected by registering a trademark. In some situation, a logo might get both copyright and trademark protection. If your ideas, systems, concepts or methods are expressed in writing, they would be protected by a copyright.
Benefits of copyright
Protection against infringement, plagiarism of content
Copyright Registration allow creators of various works such as music, books, manuscripts, movies websites etc to get complete control over their produced materials and prevent it from being copied without their prior permission.
Evidence of creator’s ownership in public record
Copyright registration displays the product in the public domain, making it easier for anyone to track the ownership back to the creator. This fulfils the dual purpose of protecting your work while allowing the creator to profit from their work. This is because anyone who wishes to use the copyrighted material can easily track down, notify and reimburse the creator of the original work.
Right to seek damages
In case, a third party has committed a financial or a significant loss to a copyright holder by making a copyright infringement, the creator is legally entitled to seek financial compensation of the same. Since, your copyright exists in public record, having a prior copyright registration proves as a legal ownership proof.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a copyright?
Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection under the laws of the United States of America. This is a protection for an original work of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form and can be either published or unpublished. These works can be literary, dramatic, musical and artistic in nature.
What does copyright protect?
Common works protected by copyright registration include:
- literary works like books, poetry, scripts, newspaper articles;
- computer softwares,
- movies, musical pieces,
- paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture,
- advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
What counts as copyright infringement?
The following conditions constitute as copyright infringement which allow their original creators to seek financial compensation:
- Posting someone else copyrighted works without their legal consent,
- Using images owned by another party,
- Crediting someone else written material, without obtaining a prior consent.
How long does a copyright last?
For any work that is created after 1977, a corresponding copyright is valid for as long as the author lives plus 70 years. However, for works published between 1922 and 1978 are provided legal protection for 95 years from the publication date.
What is the fees for the Copyright online process?
We charge a very reasonable fee, but we assure you that all your process would be completed on time.