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What is copyright?


Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects the expression of ideas that are original creative works. These include writing books or screenplays, movies, paintings or other art, songs or musical composition or software and must be express in a tangible form.


In some countries, copyright is through registration while in other countries, including Singapore, the creator/author automatically enjoys copyright protection once the works are created and expressed in a permanent form. The period of protection depends on the type of copyright works. 


Why should I protect my copyright?


Like the other forms of IP, copyright protection gives the author the ability to license the works and generate revenue for the owner, for example through royalties.


How can we help you?


Our law firm can assist you in: 


  • Advice on copyright protection.

  • Copyright registration in selected ASEAN countries.

  • Renewals of copyright.

  • Copyright opposition or revocation actions.

  • Copyright infringement litigation, which includes drafting/responding to cease and desist letters.

  • Change in ownership of a copyright, which includes the transfer of rights through an assignment.

  • Copyright portfolio management.

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