Copyright registration in the Philippines by Brealant
Works that can be protected under the I.P. Code
If you are an Artist, Musical Recorder, Music/Song Composer, Writer and Etc...
Consider the following for your creation to be protected and for your profit to be secure for illegal claims.
- Books, pamphlets, articles, e-books, audio books, comics, novels, and other writings;
- Periodicals, newspapers, journals, diaries, magazines, e-zines;
- Lectures, sermons, addresses, speeches, dissertations prepared for oral delivery, whether or not reduced in writing of the other material form;
- Letters, circulars, encyclicals, e-mail and other electronic messages;
- Dramatic or dramatic-o-musical compositions, plays, operas, choreographic works, pantomimes, magic routines and other novelty acts;
- Musical compositions with or without lyrics;
- Drawings, paintings, architectural works , sculpture, engraving, prints, lithography or other works of art, models or designs for works of art;
- Ornamental designs or models for articles of manufacture and industrial objects , and other works of applied art;
- Illustrations, maps, plans , sketches, charts and three-dimensional works relative to geography, topography , architecture, or science;
- Drawings or plastic works of a scientific or technical character;
- Photographic works including works produced by a process analogous to photography, lantern slides;
- Audiovisual works and cinematographic works, and works produced by a process analogous to cinematography or any process for making audio-visual recordings;
- Pictorial illustrations and advertisements;
- Computer programs, software, games, applications;
- Other literary, scholarly, scientific and artistic works, including reports, studies, research, theses, and other academic papers, examinations, online courses, presentations
Pertains as Literary and Artistic Works, it is automatically granted to the creator once the work is done, yet, a registration is needed for legal protection.
The expression of the Idea is the only thing which is protected under Copyright and not the Idea itself.
Two types of Copyright
Has a "Royalty" term to make a profit out of the Copyright.
Without any discretion the owner of the copyright has the authority to reproduce the goods and services or rather keep it to self for security options.
A resemblance of "Trade Secret" thus it focuses on the integrity of the creation for it's own protection.
Original or Derivative works → Lifetime + 50 years after death
Works of joint authorship → Life of last surviving + 50 years after death
Anonymous or Pseudonymous works → 50 years from publication or making
Limitations and Exceptions
Statutory Fair Use For:
Limitations on Copyright
Statutory Fair Use For:
Sec. 184.1(h), IP Code
2 Copies of original work:
Can be printed or put in a CD or in a USB
If it is digital or soft copy a 3D or a 360 version would be highly acceptable.
3 Photocopies of valid ID's with a signature.
For more information
Our fees to file a copyright start's at ₱9,990 including all government fees.