Copyright: Registration and Filing

Copyright: Registration and Filing

Who must register and protect by copyright?

The copyright is the right that applies to any creation of the mind: literary and artistic creations, works, designs, and conceptual creations.

How long after my filing is my creation protected by copyright?

The filing of your copyright, sent in secure mode, is instantly recorded and protected.

In fact, the law specifies that the author’s rights, subject to originality or design of the work, exist by virtue of its creation. Hence your creation, work, design, website, text written or published on the Web, your music, your project is already covered by copyright. You simply need to prove its anteriority by means of a copyright filing. This gives a date certain (anteriority of author’s rights) to your filing. Your filing is indisputable proof of copyright. The copyright filing is therefore your official witness to your rights to your creation or design.

How long does the Copyright protection last?

Protection by copyright filing is valid for life + 70 years after the author's death. Copyright filings are archived with a ministerial official’s office, which undertake, by State decree, to keep any document filed with them in its entirety, indisputable and returnable at any time to the holder of the intellectual property rights relating to the author’s rights of the filer of said copyright.

Copyright law extends beyond mere protection; it also encourages innovation and creativity by providing creators with the security that their original works will be protected from unauthorized use. This legal assurance incentivizes creators to share their works with the public, contributing to a richer, more diverse cultural landscape.

In today's digital age, copyright protection has become increasingly important as it helps maintain the economic rights of creators against the backdrop of easy digital replication and distribution. Creators are thus equipped to pursue their passions and potentially live off their art without fear that their creations will be exploited without fair compensation.

Understanding and navigating copyright laws can be complex, but it is crucial for protecting intellectual property. Creators are advised to consult with legal experts to understand the full scope of their rights and the protections afforded to them under the law.

For more information on copyright filing and protection, or if you need assistance with registering your work, please contact through email, telephone, or by using the live chat service provided on their website.