A copyright is a form of legal protection for intellectual property. It gives the owner of an original work the exclusive right to make copies. The original work could be artistic, literary, educational, or musical in form, and the creator controls all reproductions, adaptations, performances, and translations of the work.
Copyright strategy is the process of filing and protecting a copyright. It includes filing formal registration with the United States Copyright Office, submitting documents to record ownership of the original work, and monitoring, maintaining, and policing the copyright.
A copyright application and prosecution is the process of registering one’s original work with the United States Copyright Office. The copyright registrations creates an official record of ownership should a dispute arise.
Copyrights are filed with the United States Copyright Office. The registrant submits an application, a fee, and a copy of the original work.
Filing fees are lower and processing time is shorter when a copyright application is submitted electronically. The processing time is typically 6 to 8 months instead of 8 to 10 months.
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