Copyrights and trademarks are included in the area of law called intellectual property. Many confuse the two, but they are not the same. For example, copyrights expire after a period of time, while trademarks can be used indefinitely. The fees to register are different. What is protected is different.

Copyright begins the moment a creative work is fixed in a tangible medium of expression.

What can be copyrighted?

Sound recordings, photographs, written notes, computer programs, online courses, plays, musicals, diagrams, computer programs, diagrams, motion pictures, architectural works.

What cannot be copyrighted? Ideas that are still in your head. Thinking alone is not enough to get you copyright protection.

What copyright services do we offer?

  • Help with copyright registration and licensing
  • Help with enforcing your copyrights where needed
  • Help preventing infringement of the copyrights of others

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