A copyright is a legal and official protection of original works. This generally includes movies, songs, poetry, novels, photographs, paintings, architecture and some types of Web coding. You cannot copyright ideas, but you can often copyright the words or expression that is used to convey your ideas. If you have an original work that you have created, having it copyrighted will protect you from having others use your work without your consent.
Just creating an original work gives you certain protections. For example, no one can legally steal your work or use it without permission, even if you do not mark the work as copyrighted. Unfortunately, if you are put in the position of having to defend your copyright, you will probably need some help.
In order for your copyright to stand up in court, should someone try to use your work without authorization, you will need to have the copyright registered. Whether you have just produced a piece that you’d like copyrighted or you’ve had it for a long time, having the copyright registered can protect you from this point onward. Registration ensures not only that no one can use your work, but also that anyone caught using your work would be responsible for any attorney or legal fees that you incur should you need to hire representation or pursue the matter in court.
Individuals and business can and should both use copyright registration to protect their works. Particularly when it comes to business, creative works can make a big difference in not only your immediate earnings and sales, but also in the future of your company. Have your copyrighted material registered to protect your interests now and in years to come.
Whether you create original works personally or in the course of your business, Triangle Trademarks can handle all of the steps necessary to register your copyright so you are protected.