If you are an artist, author, screenwriter, web designer, dancer or software developer, you likely have a body of work that could be rendered into a portfolio of copyrights. At BananaIP Counsels, we guide individuals, businesses and organizations through the legal steps of obtaining a copyright.
Defining Copyrightable Work
At BananaIP Counsels, our IP Lawyers are well-versed in every form of intellectual property and we will let you know how to best protect your work. A copyright provides legal protection for a wide range of items which embody human expression fixed in some sort of tangible medium. For example, a novel might express a story fixed on paper pages; a software program is form of expression fixed on a computer media, such as a hard drive; a painting might be an expression of a landscape fixed on canvas. Areas of copyrightable expression might include, but are not limited to:
- All forms of artwork, including paintings and sculptures
- Books and other written works
- Performance art
The Guide to Simple Copyright Process
At BananaIP Counsels, we describe the copyright process as “simple process.” Though completing a copyright application may seem rather easy, if it is not done properly, you could have little rights or protection in the event that someone litigates against you. The registration process can be as quick as six months; however, hang-ups happen frequently — especially if you submit your application without legal guidance.