Frequently overlooked, copyright is present on a daily basis and provides protection from the time of creation onwards.
- Protection of designs, applied arts and characteristic industrial designs: if a design is new, it qualifies for monopolization.
- Protection of the fashion industry and seasonal industries; legal procedures are adapted to the economic constraints associated with this business sector.
- Protection of photos; all photographs are included.
- Protection of software and data bases; a special form of copyright has been created for the protection of both authors and producers.
We can organize and systematically regulate in-house procedures for the constitution of evidence.
Although an extremely straightforward form of legal protection, copyright nevertheless requires a highly rigourous contractual wording, frequently related to public policy, non-compliance with which may have serious financial consequences.
The mere reference “all rights assigned” has no force in law, and it is essential that provision be made for a full assignment clause, where a company wishes to be the holder of copyright in respect of the works which it produces.