Copyright And Copyright Of Copyright

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Main heading: Introduction Content: Introduction Copyright • What is a copyright • Protection • Registration • Infringement Trademarks • What is a trademark • Trademark registration • Trademark infringement Patents • What is a patent • Types of patents • Patent registration References Main heading: Copyright Content: A Copyright is legal protection granted to original works, however it does not cover an idea in and of itself, it only covers the expression of it in a fixed or physical form. The author has the exclusive right to reproduce or sell the work, distribute copies, display the work publicly, perform the work publicly, or prepare “derivative works”. Each use of that work can be assigned or licensed; any transfer may be terminated…show more content…
When the copyright expires the work becomes available for anyone to use in any way they like. While it is not required by law, it is still beneficial to register your copyright to create a public record of the date of creation and the original owner, which would be required later to take legal action against infringement. To register, visit www.copyright.gov , download and complete the form then send it to the Copyright Office with documentation of the work that you are registering plus a filing fee. Copyright infringement is the unauthorized use of a copyright-protected work that was intentionally performed without seeking permission or using correct notice of ownership. If you are aware that someone is infringing upon your work, you should give them a cease-and-desist letter. If that does not work the next step is to obtain an injunction or restraining order to stop use. Main heading: Trademarks Content: A trademark is used by a business to distinguish its products or services from those of its competitors and prevent confusion. Trademarks are grouped into two general categories, “traditional” and “non-traditional.” Traditional trademarks include: a word, a letter, a phrase, a design, or a shape. Non-traditional trademarks include: a color, a smell, a sound, a hologram. You cannot however register a trademark that: Is confusingly similar to another mark that is already registered, immoral, deceptive, or scandalous, depicts a living
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