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TrademarkCounsels.com allows you to get legal advice before filing your copyright and to protect your story, song, movie, picture, art or other work.
Quick and easy online questionnaire
Filing of your copyright application with the U.S. Copyright Office
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Get your copyright registered in just 3 steps using our simple online questionnaire.
Complete our simple questionnaire to begin the registration process. Most people finish in as little as 7 minutes.
We create the official application for you and send it to you online for your review and approval.
When you upload or send us your work, we will file your copyright application with the U.S. Copyright Office.
To protect your work (a copyright term of art for your book, article, software program, website, or other creation) you should file it with the U.S. Copyright office-especially in todays online copy and paste world. While you have rights to your work when you create it, to strengthen those rights you should officially register it. When you register your work, you officially put everyone on notice that you are claiming ownership of the work and establish the date of creation.
Protect your brand by registering your name or logo online in just minutes.
Preserve enforcement of your rights
Be able to sue for statutory fines and attorneys fees
Put the world on notice of your ownership of the work
At the Trademark Counsels, we can help you copyright your:
Written work such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, textbooks, reference works or articles
Directories or catalogs, advertising copy
Recorded performance of music or sound
Feature film or documentary film
Website or online materials
Written music & Lyrics
Screenplay or Script
A Choreographic work
A recorded score for a movie or play
Animated film, television show, video, or other Audio-Visual Work
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Usually, determining whether something can be copyrighted is easy. Books, movies, songs are copyrightable. Artistic drawings, paintings and photographs are also copyrightable. When you start moving towards more technical works and drawings, it can become a little trickier. Generally speaking, drawings, photographs, and other two-dimensional and three-dimensional expressions that visually depict three-dimensional objects are copyrightable. At the Trademark Engine, we can help you copyright your:
You are granted a copyright in your work the minute you create it by common law. Assuming your work is original and has a basic amount of creativity, you may claim ownership and protection. The problem is without registering, you cannot enforce your rights in a court of law in America. That leads to the question below as to why you should register your mark and not just rely upon your common law rights.
While a trademark protects a word, phrase, symbol and/or design that distinguishes the source of the goods, a patent protects "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof" 35 U.S.C. § 101. Unlike trademarks, which protect a brand name and recognition, a patent protects an invention, including the functionality or design. A patent gives the owner the exclusive right to manufacture products or employ processes covered by the patent for 20 years from the earliest priority date. A trademark, if properly maintained, can last forever. Copyrights, meanwhile, protect artistic works such as books, photographs, arts, movies and music.
Generally speaking, the owner of a copyright has the right to do the following:
When you are investing heavily in a marketing campaign with a slogan, you should consider registering your slogan as well. You can also register short catch phrases or sayings when you are selling them as part of merchandise like shirts or hats. The same rules apply that are applicable to picking your company name. Namely, the slogan should be inherently distinctive and creative or have developed a secondary meaning. In other words, you probably can't protect "really good pizza" unless that saying has become so famous that most consumers associate it with a certain pizza brand.
In most cases, a copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. If the author of the work died in 2070, then the copyright, in most situations, would last until 2140. For works made for hire, and for anonymous and pseudonymous works, the duration of copyright is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.
Thousands have protected their brand by filing a trademark.