Copyrights in Canada

What do you understand by copyright? Basically copyright provides protection to an original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work and sound recording and communication signals as well. The work’s creator is usually given the term of the copyright owner. The different works that can be protected by copyright include:

  • Literary works: books, pamphlets, computer programs, and other work that consists text
  • Dramatic works: motion picture films, plays, screenplays, scripts, etc.
  • Musical works: musical composition with or without words
  • Artistic works: paintings, drawings, maps, photographs, sculptures, plan, etc.

With the help of copyright, you can protect your works and other things mentioned above. In case you do not have enough knowledge of this area, then it is considered best to hire a lawyer that can help you with copyright issues.

There is not doubt that we at Ontario Trademark Lawyers can help you with everything on copyrights and its related issues in Canada. The first and foremost thing to do to protect your work is to get your work registered for copyright. We can help you in getting your work registered, which will give you the evidence or proof of ownership. You can use the registration certificate later in court, if needed.

For a country like Canada, the copyright generally exists for the life of the author plus 50 years following the death of the author. After that, the work becomes part of the public domain and anyone can use it. We can help you to re-register your work for copyright on your name or your successor’s name.

Below are some of the copyright specific services that we offer to our clients:

  • Registration of copyrights
  • Acquisition and exploitation of copyrights
  • Protection and enforcement of copyrights, etc.

If you feel that any of your works is used by another person or business without your authorization, you can get in touch with us immediately and our skilled professionals will be happy to take up the matter for you. Please thoroughly review our website and contact us immediately as we are the experienced and specialized copyright lawyers that can confidently assist you.

To set up an appointment and to find out more about our Canadian Copyrights services, you can call us on 416-840-5572, or Toll Free: 1-888-672-7266.

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