Registering your copyrights is a critical step in the protection of your original works of authorship. Whether you are an artist, musician, or author, your original works are your assets. WIPC provides the most comprehensive suite of copyright services available online. From suggestions to the registration of your copyrights and the enforcement/defense thereof we protect your business, brand identity, and original works every step of the way.
When the creator of a particular work has obtained a copyright for it, signifies that any person who wishes to use the data from that work is legally responsible to obtain the “license” from him. To a certain extent the right of the creator is shielded by the “doctrine of fair use”, which implies that anyone can copy a limited amount of information from the original work under such conditions that it is in the interest of the public and does not vitiate the rights of the creator and does not steal the subject matter of the copyrighted work.
Details Required For Copyright Registration?
Personal details: This includes the Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant. Applicant should specify the nature. Whether he is the owner or the representative?
Nature of the work: This includes class & description of the work, title of the Work. In case of a website copyright, give the URL of the website. You also need be mention the language of the Work
Date of Publication: Mention the date of Publication in internal magazines (if possible). Like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.
Worldwide Experts, World-class Service
We proudly operate in 120 countries in the world. Our worldwide capabilities make it possible for us to provide professional service to more markets, and help you register copyright internationally. What's more, we have highly experienced copyright specialists in each country. This ensures that your consultant knows the ins and outs of your region, and can provide you with a seamless, stress-free experience. Global reach with local knowledge and international understanding.
Online Tracking of The Process
Our online customer account system contains a list of all copyright each client has filed with us, along with the detailed information about each copyright (e.g. filing number, filing date, registration number). The system is also set up to send out important reminders, such as statements of use deadlines, renewal dates, and others.
Why Choose WIPC?
Frequently Asked Questions
1. For what can copyrights be obtained?
You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story.
2. What is the validity of a copyright?
Copyright protection typically lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.
3. Who can apply for copyright registration?
Any person claiming to be the owner of the work to be copyrighted can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.
4. What are the documents required to register copyright?
A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required.
5. After applying for copyright, if someone uses my content?
You can send him/her a legal notice regarding the same. But if no action is taken from second party then you can file a case against him/her and sue them in court.
If the customer has any questions regarding WIPC's service, please contact our customer service line or your assigned consultant. If the customer believes the problem is still not resolved, he/she can contact the customer service supervisor directly by telephone +1 646-934-6266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We ensure that all customer complaints will be resolved to customer's satisfaction.