Copyright protection is obtained automatically upon the creation of copyrightable work. However, registering one’s copyright has several advantages. A copyright registration is an official public record that easily establishes one’s ownership over a copyright. As such, a copyright registration helps facilitate transactions involving the ownership and transfer of the copyright such as sale, assignment and licensing. Moreover, in an action involving copyright infringement, the copyright registration is evidence that copyright subsists in the work and that the public is notified thereof.
Aumento & Ponce assist in registering copyright over protectable works and depositing copies of said works directly with the National Library or through the Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights of the Intellectual Property Office. The firm can help in drafting the required Affidavit of Ownership and in preparing the documentary requirements for registration. Aumento & Ponce can also assist in recording deeds of transfer or assignment and other transactions which involve the ownership of the copyrighted work.
Aumento & Ponce also provides legal advice on ownership and protection of copyright in all forms of copyrightable work, including but not limited to, books, musical compositions, drawing, paintings, photographs, design, audio-visual works, computer programs and other literary, scholarly, scientific and artistic works.
Summary of Services for Copyright
- Copyright registration and deposit
- Licensing of copyright
- Assignment, sale and other transactions involving copyrighted works
- Copyright enforcement actions
- Copyright infringement actions
- Drafting and preparation of opinions on copyrightability of creations